According to the Employment Service Statistics of the Ministry of Employment and the Economy, at the end of
June 2014 the number of unemployed job seekers registered at Employment and Economic Development Offices totalled
337,200, up 35,500 on the previous year.
Compared with May, the number of unemployed job seekers increased by 35,000. The growth was attributed to the arrival of young people graduating from educational institutions onto the job market, which is typical of the summer period, as well as the conclusion of certain fixed-term employment contracts for the summer. The conclusion of fixed-term employment contracts for the summer increased women's unemployment in particular. Unemployment among women rose from May by 25,600 individuals.
The number of new vacancies reported to Employment and Economic Development Offices in June totalled
31,600, which is 1,600 more than in June the previous year. The total number of unfilled vacancies at Employment
and Economic Development Offices during June was 60,600, which is 800 less than a year ago.
At the end of June, unemployed job seekers under 25 years of age numbered 50,200, representing an increase of
5,300 from June a year ago. For those over 50, this figure was 117,900, up 11,600 on the year before.
At the end of June, the number of long-term unemployed who had been unemployed without interruption for more
than a year amounted to 90,400, up 17,700 on the previous year.
The number of foreign citizens among unemployed job seekers totalled 33,700, up 4,200 from June a year ago. Of
these foreign unemployed job seekers, EU/EEA citizens accounted for 9,100 at the end of June, up 2,100 from the