The number of unemployed job seekers decreased also in February
The number of unemployed job seekers decreased by 7 500. The number of new vacancies reported in February totalled 92 000.
At the end of February, a total of 258,100 unemployed jobseekers were registered at the Employment and Economic Development Offices and municipalities participating in the local government pilots on employment. This is 7,500 fewer than a year earlier and the same amount as in the previous month.
The number of unemployed jobseekers also includes those fully laid off. These figures are from the Employment Bulletin of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment.
The number of new vacancies reported during February totalled 92,000, or 30,500 fewer than in February the previous year. In all, the number of unfilled vacancies in February was 198,400, which is 44,000 fewer than a year ago.