The labour market in March 2017

Registered unemployment was 2,4% in March 2017 or down from 2,9% in February 2017 and down from  2,7% in March 2016.

There were in average 4.102 unemployed in March 2017 or down with 980 from February 2017.

 

Unemployment by gender:

The unemployment by men was 2,2% in March 2017, or down from 2,7% in February 2017.  The unemployment by women was 2,6% in March 2017 or down from 3,3% in February 2017.

 

The unemployment by young people:

There were 600 young, aged 18-24 years unemployed in March 2017 or down from 630 in February 2017 but down from 723 in March 2016.

The long term unemployed:
There were 882 long term unemployed (over 1 year) in March 2017 or down from 894 in February 2017.

Open vacancies:
There were 279 new incoming open vacancies in March 2017, but in February 2017 there were 223 new incoming open vacancies.

Work permits:
There were totally 151 work permits (all work permits) issued in March 2017 but 170 in total in February 2017.

The unemployment forecast for April 2017:
It is expected that the unemployment in April 2017 will fall and be between 2,0% and 2,2%. 

 
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