Employment Bulletin, October 2014



  • The total number of jobseekers increased
  • The number of unemployed jobseekers was 30,000 higher than a year earlier
  • Services included in the activation rate had 12,000 more people than a year ago
  • Nearly the same number of new jobs available

A total of 319,900 unemployed jobseekers were registered at Employment and Economic Development Offices at the end of October 2014. This is 30,300 more than a year earlier. The figures are from the Employment Service Statistics of the Ministry of Employment and the Economy.

The number of foreign citizens among unemployed jobseekers totalled 29,000, up 3,800 from October a year ago. Of these foreign unemployed jobseekers, EU/EEA citizens accounted for 8,600 at the end of October, up 1,800 from the year before.

At the end of October, unemployed jobseekers under 25 years of age numbered 41,400, representing an increase by 4,900 from October a year ago. For those over 50, this figure was 120,900, up 10,200 on the year before. 

At the end of October, the number of long-term unemployed who had been unemployed without interruption for more than a year amounted to 93,500, up 15,300 on the previous year. 

The number of new vacancies reported to Employment and Economic Development Offices during October totalled 34,200, or 200 less than October in the previous year. In all, the number of unfilled vacancies at Employment and Economic Development Offices amounted to 62,100 in October, which is 2,700 more than a year ago. 

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