The labour market in September 2017
Registered unemployment was 1,8% in September 2017 or down with 0,1 percent point from August 2017 and down with 0,1 percent point from September 2016.
There were in average 3.361 unemployed in September 2017 or down with 158 from August 2017.
Unemployment by gender:
The unemployment by men was 1,6 in September 2017, or unchanged from August 2017. The unemployment by women was 2,1% in September 2017 or down from 2,3% in August 2017.
The unemployment by young people:
There were 377 young, aged 18-24 years unemployed in September 2017 or down from 420 in August 2017.
The long term unemployed:
There were 819 long term unemployed (over 1 year) in September 2017, or down with 28 from August 2017.
There were 208 new incoming open vacancies in September 2017, but in August 2017 there were 304 new incoming open vacancies.
There were in total 200 work permits (all types of work permits) issued in September 2017 but 99 in August 2017. There were 49 foreign service companies registered to Directorate of Labour in September 2017.
These foreign service companies employed 569 workers.
There were 29 Temporary-work agencies registered to Directorate of Labour in September 2017.
These Temporary-work agencies hired out 2.044 workers in September 2017.
The unemployment forecast for October 2017:
It is expected that the unemployment in October 2017 will increase due to seasonal reasons and be between 1,8% and 2,0%.