The unemployment rate in December 2021 was unchanged from November or 4,9%.
There were in average 9.359 unemployed in December 2021.
Unemployment by gender:
The unemployment rate in December was 5,1% for men or up with 0,1 percent point from November but was 4,8% for women or unchanged from November.
The unemployment by young people:
There were 1.005 young, aged 18-24 years unemployed in December 2021 or up from 992 in November 2021.
The long term unemployed:
There were 3.802 long term unemployed (over 1 year) in December 2021 or down from 4.083 in November 2021.
There were 408 new incoming open vacancies in December 2021 or down from 426 new incoming open vacancies in November 2021.
There were 155 work permits (all types of work permits) issued in December 2021 down from 205 issued work permits in November 2021. There were 24 foreign service companies registered to Directorate of Labour in December 2021. These foreign service companies employed 119 workers in December 2021.
There were 16 temporary-work agencies registered to Directorate of Labour in December 2021.
These temporary-work agencies hired out 462 workers in December 2021.
The unemployment forecast for January 2022:
It is expected that the unemployment in January 2022 will increase and be between 5,1% and 5,3%.