Employment The employment rate jumped sharply in June, with female employment in particular improving

The number of layoffs continued to decline.

Employed the number clearly increased in June, says Statistics Finland.

According to Statistics Finland, there were 121,000 more employed in June than a year ago and 7,000 more unemployed. The trend figure for the employment rate was 72.4 per cent and for the unemployment rate 7.9 per cent.

At the same time, the employment rate rose to as high as 75.8%. One year earlier, the employment rate was 72.8 per cent.

The employment rate for men aged 15-64 rose by 1.3 percentage points from June last year to 76.3 per cent and for women by 4.6 percentage points to 75.2 per cent.

The employment rate for people aged 20 to 69 was 72.3 per cent, compared with 69.6 per cent a year earlier.

Also in the light of the statistics of the Ministry of Employment and the Economy, the employment situation developed in a favorable direction. In the TE offices and municipal experiments, the number of people registered as unemployed jobseekers decreased by one hundred thousand compared to last year.

Ministerial according to figures, there were 316,000 unemployed jobseekers at the end of June. Unemployment fell the most in the area of ​​the ely centers in Ostrobothnia, Southern Ostrobothnia and Pirkanmaa.

The number of layoffs also continued to decline. There were more than 7,000 fewer full-time layoffs in June than in May. In total, more than 47,000 people were laid off at the end of June, which was almost two-thirds less than a year earlier.

On the other hand, the number of long-term unemployed, ie those who have been unemployed for at least one year continuously, increased. There were more than 37,000 more than a year earlier and a total of more than 112,000. At the end of June, more than a third of all unemployed were long-term unemployed.

The data of the Ministry of Employment and the Economy are based on the customer register of employment and economic development offices, while Statistics Finland’s labor force survey is conducted as a sample survey.

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