The labour market in September 2019

Registered unemployment was 3,5% in September 2019 or the same as in August 2019 and up from 2,3% in September 2018. There were in average 6.563 unemployed in September 2019 or down with 185 from August 2019.

Unemployment by gender:

The unemployment by men increased in September with 0,1 percent point from August but decreased by 0,1 percent point for women and was 3,4% for men and 3,6% for women in September 2019.

The unemployment by young people:

There were 787 young, aged 18-24 years unemployed in September 2019 or up from 772 in August 2019.

The long term unemployed:

There were 1.389 long term unemployed (over 1 year) in September 2019, or up from 1.379 in August 2019.

Open vacancies:

There were 100 new incoming open vacancies in September 2019 or down from 119 new incoming open vacancies in August 2019.

Foreign workers:

There were in total 226 work permits (all types of work permits) issued in September 2019 or up from 212 in August 2019. There were 44 foreign service companies registered to Directorate of Labour in September 2019. These foreign service companies employed 286 workers in September 2019.

There were 24 temporary-work agencies registered to Directorate of Labour in September 2019.

These temporary-work agencies hired out 995 workers in September 2019.

The unemployment forecast for October 2019:

It is expected that the unemployment in October 2019 will increase and be between 3,6% and 3,8%.

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