According to the Employment Service Statistics, at the end of June 2009 the number of unemployed jobseekers registered at Employment and Economic Development Offices totalled 275,800, up 67,500 on the previous year.
Compared with June a year ago, unemployment among men increased by 53,300 (53%) and among women by 14,200 (13%). In June, 27,800 of the unemployed were individually laid-off. Since June 2008, the number of people individually laid off has increased by 22,100.
At the end of June, unemployed jobseekers under 25 years of age numbered 40,500, representing an increase by 15,800 from June a year ago and an increase by 11,700 since May.
At the end of June, the number of long-term unemployed who had been unemployed without interruption for more than a year amounted to 40,900, down 3,100 on the previous year. Of those, persons unemployed without interruption for more than two years numbered 15,900, down 4,300 on the previous year.
The number of foreign citizens among unemployed jobseekers totalled 19,600, up 4,200 from June a year ago. Of these foreign unemployed jobseekers, EU/EEA citizens accounted for 3,900 at the end of June, up 1,200 from the year before.
The number of new vacancies reported to Employment and Economic Development Offices during June totalled 28,900, or 8,100 less than June in the previous year. The total number of vacancies remaining unfilled at Employment and Economic Development Offices at the end of June was 51,100, down 16,000 on the previous year..