266,400 unemployed jobseekers in May


The number of unemployed jobseekers rose by 27,500 from May of last year

At the end of May, the number of unemployed jobseekers totalled 266,400. This is 27,500 more than a year earlier and 9,000 fewer than in 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 93,600, up 3,800 on the previous year. The number of unemployed jobseekers aged over 50 was 94,600, representing an increase of 5,800 on the year before. Unemployed jobseekers aged under 25 numbered 29,100, representing an increase of 4,800 from May of last year.

The number of new vacancies reported during May totalled 46,100, or 29,500 fewer than in May the previous year. In all, the number of unfilled vacancies in May was 93,700, which is 56,800 fewer than a year ago.

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