The labour market in April 2018

Registered unemployment was 2,3% in April 2018 or down from 2,4% in March 2018 and up from 2,1% in April 2017.   There were in average 4.191 unemployed in April 2018 or down with 112 from March 2018.

Unemployment by gender:

The unemployment by men was 2,2% in April 2018, or down from 2,4% in March 2018.  The unemployment by women was 2,4% in April 2018 or down from 2,5% in March 2018.

The unemployment by young people:

There were 567 young, aged 18-24 years unemployed in April 2018 or down from 571 in March 2018.

The long term unemployed:

There were 922 long term unemployed (over 1 year) in April 2018, or up from 915 in March 2018.

Open vacancies:

There were 182 new incoming open vacancies in April 2018 or down from 193 new incoming open vacancies in March 2018.

Foreign workers:

There were in total 112 work permits (all types of work permits) issued in April 2018 but 200 in March 2018. There were 35 foreign service companies registered to Directorate of Labour in April 2018. These foreign service companies employed 226 workers in April 2018.

There were 28 Temporary-work agencies registered to Directorate of Labour in April 2018.

These Temporary-work agencies hired out 1.415 workers in April 2018.

The unemployment forecast for May 2018:

It is expected that the unemployment in May 2018 will decrease due to seasonal reasons and be between 2,1% and 2,3%.

 
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