The labour market in December 2015

Registered unemployment was 2,8% in December 2015 or up from 2,7% in November 2015 and down from 3,4% in December 2014.

There were in average 4.594 unemployed in December 2015 or up with 187 from November 2015.

 Unemployment by gender:
The unemployment by men was 2,5% in December 2015, up from 2,3% in November 2015 but down from 3,1% in December 2014.  The unemployment by women was 3,2% in December 2015 or the same as in November 2015 but down from 3,8% in December 2014.

 The unemployment by young people:
There were 696 young 18-24 years unemployed in December 2015 or down from 709 in November 2015 but down from 919 in December 2014.

 The long term unemployed:
There were 1.083 long term unemployed (over 1 year) in December 2015 up from 1.051 in November 2015.

 Open vacancies:
There were 186 open vacancies in December 2015 or down with 66 from November 2015 but up with 1 from December 2014.

 Work permits:
There were 31 new open work permits issued in December 2015 or up with 11 new work permits from November 2015.

 The unemployment forecast for January 2016:
It is expected that the unemployment rate will increase in December 2016 due to seasonal fluctuation and be between 2,9% and 3,1% in January 2016.

 

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