Employment Bulletin, December 2014



  • The total number of job applicants increased
  • 33,000 more unemployed jobseekers than a year earlier
  • 5,000 more using services included in the activation rate than a year ago
  • New vacancies increase from previous year

At the end of December 2014 a total of 363,300 unemployed jobseekers were registered at Employment and Economic Development Offices. This is 33,400 more than a year earlier. The figures are from the Employment Service Statistics of the Ministry of Employment and the Economy.

Of the unemployed jobseekers 33,700 were foreign citizens, which is 3,700 more than in December the year before. Of the foreign unemployed jobseekers, EU/EEA citizens accounted for 10,100 at the end of December, which is 1,700 more than a year ago.

Of the unemployed jobseekers, 211,500 (58%) were men and 151,800 (42%) were women. Compared with December the year before, unemployment among men grew by 18,700 (10%) and that among women by 14,700 (11 %).

At the end of December there were 50,400 unemployed jobseekers under the age of 25, which is 6,200 more than in December the year before. The number of jobless over the age of 50 was 131,300, which is 11,000 more than a year earlier. 

At the end of December long-term unemployed who had been without work for more than a year numbered 98,500, which is 15,800 more than a
year earlier. Long-term unemployed who had been out of work for more than two years in succession numbered 43,900, which is 7,900 more than a year ago.

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