According to the Employment Service Statistics of the Ministry of Employment and the Economy, at the end of September the number of unemployed jobseekers registered at Employment and Economic Development Offices totalled 224,000, down 16,600 on the previous year. Compared with August, the number of unemployed jobseekers decreased by 11,000.
The number of new vacancies reported to Employment and Economic Development Offices during September totalled 42,200, or 2,500 more than September in the previous year. In all, the number of unfilled vacancies amounted to 70,800 in September, which is 6,800 more than a year ago.
At the end of September, unemployed jobseekers under 25 years of age numbered 27,100, representing a decrease by 2,700 from September a year ago.
At the end of September, the number of long-term unemployed who had been unemployed without interruption for more than a year amounted to 56,300, up 300 on the previous year.
The number of foreign citizens among unemployed jobseekers totalled 17,900, up 600 from September a year ago. Of these foreign unemployed jobseekers, EU/EEA citizens accounted for 3,900 at the end of September, equalling the figure for the year before.