A total of 328,900 unemployed jobseekers were registered at the Employment and Economic Development Offices at the end of October. This is 8,700 fewer than a year earlier. The number of unemployed jobseekers decreased by 600 from the previous month. The figures are from the Employment Bulletin of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment.
According to Statistics Finland’s Labour Force Survey in October 2016, the number of employed persons was 2,000 fewer than one year earlier. At 8.1 per cent, the unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points lower in October than one year earlier.
The number of new vacancies reported to Employment and Economic Development Offices during October totalled 40,000, or 3,700 more than in October the previous year. In all, the number of unfilled vacancies at Employment and Economic Development Offices in October amounted to 76,400, which is 11,400 more than a year ago.