The labour market in July 2017

Registered unemployment was 1,8% in July 2017 or the same as in June 2017 and down from 2,0% in July 2016.

There were in average 3.514 unemployed in July 2017 or up with 31 from June 2017.

Unemployment by gender:

The unemployment by men was 1,5% in July 2017, or the same as in June 2017.  The unemployment by women was 2,2% in July 2017 or up from 2,1% in June 2017.

The unemployment by young people:

There were 427 young, aged 18-24 years unemployed in July 2017 or up with 3 from June 2017.

The long term unemployed:

There were 836 long term unemployed (over 1 year) in July 2017, or up with 23 from June 2017.

Open vacancies:

There were 182 new incoming open vacancies in July 2017, but in June 2017 there were 222 new incoming open vacancies.

Foreign workers:

There were in total 161 work permits (all types of work permits) issued in July 2017 but 183 in June 2017. There were 44 foreign service companies registered to Directorate of Labour in July 2017.

These foreign service companies employed 548 workers.

There were 30 Temporary-work agencies registered to Directorate of Labour in July 2017.

These Temporary-work agencies hired out 1.879 workers in July 2017.

The unemployment forecast for August 2017:

It is expected that the unemployment in August 2017 will be between 1,7% and 1,9%.

 
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