The labour market in August 2016

Registered unemployment was 2,0% in August  2016 or unchanged from July 2016, but down from 2,6% in August 2015.

There were in average 3.553 unemployed in August 2016 or down with 117 from July 2016.

Unemployment by gender:

The unemployment by men was 1,5% in August 2016, the same as in July 2016.  The unemployment by women was 2,5% in August 2016 or unchanged from July 2016.

The unemployment by young people:

There were 443 young 18-24 years unemployed in August 2016 or down from 471 in July 2016 but down from 640 in August 2015.

The long term unemployed:

There were 973 long term unemployed (over 1 year) in August 2016 or down from 1.010 in July 2016.

Open vacancies:

There were 481 open vacancies in August 2016 or up with 140 from July 2016 and up with 175 from August 2015.

Work permits:

There were 47 new open work permits issued in August 2016 or up with 16 new work permits from July 2016.

The unemployment forecast for September 2016:

It is expected that the unemployment rate will not change considerably in September 2016 and be between 1,8% and 2,1%.

 

 

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