The labour market in September 2018

Registered unemployment was 2,3% in September 2018 or the same as in August 2018 and up from 1,8% in September 2017.   There were in average 4.102 unemployed in September 2018 or down with 157 from August 2018.

Unemployment by gender:

The unemployment by men was 2,2% in September 2018, or up from 2,1% in August 2018.  The unemployment by women was 2,4% in September 2018 or down from 2,5% in August 2018.

The unemployment by young people:

There were 474 young, aged 18-24 years unemployed in September 2018 or up from 531 in August 2018.

The long term unemployed:

There were 905 long term unemployed (over 1 year) in September 2018, or down from 928 in August 2018.

Open vacancies:

There were 159 new incoming open vacancies in September 2018 or up from 146 new incoming open vacancies in August 2018.

Foreign workers:

There were in total 189 work permits (all types of work permits) issued in September 2018 but 235 in August 2018. There were 36 foreign service companies registered to Directorate of Labour in September 2018. These foreign service companies employed 262 workers in September 2018.

There were 29 Temporary-work agencies registered to Directorate of Labour in September 2018.

These Temporary-work agencies hired out 1.416 workers in September 2018.

The unemployment forecast for October 2018:

It is expected that the unemployment in October 2018 will be similar to the unemployment in September 2018 or increase slightly and be between 2,2% and 2,4%.

 
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