The labour market in December 2017

Registered unemployment was 2,2% in December 2017 or up with 0,1 percent point from November 2017 and down from 2,3% in December 2016.

There were in average 3.916 unemployed in December 2017 or up with 190 from November 2017.

Unemployment by gender:

The unemployment by men was 2,1% in December 2017, or up with 0,2 percent point from November 2017.  The unemployment by women was 2,3% in December 2017 or unchanged from November 2017.

The unemployment by young people:

There were 490 young, aged 18-24 years unemployed in December 2017 or up from 478 in November 2017.

The long term unemployed:

There were 869 long term unemployed (over 1 year) in December 2017, or up with 31 from November 2017.

Open vacancies:

There were 71 new incoming open vacancies in December 2017, but in November 2017 there were 100 new incoming open vacancies.

Foreign workers:

There were in total 100 work permits (all types of work permits) issued in December 2017 but 125 in November 2017. There were 50 foreign service companies registered to Directorate of Labour in December 2017.

These foreign service companies employed 376 workers in December 2017.

There were 29 Temporary-work agencies registered to Directorate of Labour in December 2017.

These Temporary-work agencies hired out 1.761 workers in December 2017.

The unemployment forecast for January 2018:

It is expected that the unemployment in January 2018 will increase due to seasonal reasons and be between 2,2% and 2,4%.

 
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