Employment Bulletin, January 2015


  • The total number of jobseekers increased
  • The number of unemployed jobseekers increased by 32,000 compared to the year before
  • Services included in the activation rate had 4,000 more people than a year ago
  • The number of new vacancies decreased slightly from the previous yea

At the end of January 2015, the number of unemployed jobseekers registered at the Employment and Economic Development Offices totalled 359,600, up 32,000 on the previous year. 

The number of foreign citizens among unemployed jobseekers totalled 32,500, up 3,900 from January a year ago. Of these foreign unemployed jobseekers, EU/EEA citizens accounted for 10,100 at the end of January, up 1,600 from the year before. 

Of the unemployed jobseekers, 210,000 (58%) were men and 149,600 (42%) were women, Compared with January a year ago, the unemployment among men increased by 17,400 (9%) and among women by 14,600 (11%).

At the end of January 2015, unemployed jobseekers under 25 years of age numbered 47,900 representing an increase by 5,000 from January a year
ago. For those over 50, this figure was 131,700, up 11,200 on the year before.

Examined by level of education, the unemployment rose from January of last year at all other levels of education, except among those with lower level basic qualifications (-5%); the increase was greatest among those with lower-degree level tertiary education (16%), doctorate or equivalent level tertiary education (14%), upper secondary level of education (14%) and higher-degree level tertiary education (13%).

At the end of January, the number of long-term unemployed who have been unemployed without interruption for more than a year amounted 101,500, up 16,000 on the previous year. 

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