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FINLAND EMPLOYMENT BULLETIN

Number of unemployed jobseekers declining but still far from pre-pandemic figures

The number of unfilled vacancies in June amounted to 145,300, which is 52,300 more than a year ago
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At the end of June, 316,200 unemployed jobseekers were registered at the Finnish Employment and Economic Development Offices and municipalities participating in the local government pilots on employment. This is 100,700 less than a year earlier, but 62,000 more than in June two years ago, before the Covid-19 pandemic started.

The number of unemployed jobseekers increased by 15,100 from the previous month.

These figures are from the Employment Bulletin of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment.

The number of long-term unemployed — that is those who had been unemployed without interruption for at least a year — amounted to 112,400, up 37,300 on the previous year.

The number of unemployed jobseekers over 50 years of age was 111,600, or 23,000 less than at the same time a year earlier.

Unemployed jobseekers under 25 years of age numbered 40,400, representing a decrease of 18,400 from June last year.

Increase in new vacancies

The number of new vacancies reported during June totaled 79,000, or 31,300 more than in June the previous year. In all, the number of unfilled vacancies in June amounted to 145,300, which is 52,300 more than a year ago.

At the end of June, the number of persons covered by services included in the activation rate amounted to 104,000, up 5,600 on the previous year. These services include pay subsidies, labour market training, work trials and self-motivated studies.

Unemployment rate 7.6%

According to the Labour Force Survey issued by Statistics Finland, in June the number of people in employment was 121,200 more than on the previous year. The employment rate was 75.8%, which was 2.9 percentage points higher than in June the year before.

According to the survey, the unemployment total was 220,200, which is 6,600 more than a year ago. The unemployment rate was 7.6%, or 0.1 percentage points lower than the previous year.

The information included in this article is based on the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment’s Employment Service Statistics and the Labour Force Survey of Statistics Finland. The Employment Service Statistics of the Ministry are compiled on the basis of the information in the Employment and Economic Development Offices’ customer register, while the Labour Force Survey of Statistics Finland is based on sampling.

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