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Published: 12 May 2010

More job vacancies in the first quarter than one year earlier

According to the Job Vacancy Survey of Statistics Finland there were 49,700 job vacancies in the first quarter of 2010, which was eight per cent more than one year earlier (46,100). The measurement for the first quarter was taken on 1 March.

Job vacancies 2010/I – 2009/I

       2010/I        2009/I
Job vacancies 49 700 46 100
Part-time 22 % 21%
Fixed term 60 % 58%
Hard-to-fill vacancies 23 % 32%

In all, 34,800 or 70 per cent of the job vacancies were in private enterprises. Job vacancies increased in Northern Finland and Western Finland and diminished in Uusimaa region. By industry job vacancies increased in trade (2,000) and in recreational, cultural and sporting activities and in other service activities (1 400). Contraction was recorded in public administration, education and human health and social work activities (-2,600).

Employers had fewer recruitment problems than one year ago. The share of hard-to-fill vacancies of all job vacancies fell by nine percentage points to 23 per cent.

Statistics Finland has been collecting data on job vacancies quarterly since the beginning of 2002. The statistics are based on a sample of establishments of enterprises and general government. The data are collected with telephone interviews and web questionnaires. The statistics are decreed by a regulation of the European Union. The objective is to produce up-to-date and comparable information about the number and structure of job openings on the labour markets of EU Member States.

Source: Job vacancy survey 2010, 1st quarter 2009. Statistics Finland.

Inquiries: Juha Martikainen (09) 1734 3225,

Director in charge: Riitta Harala

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Job vacancy survey [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-2278. 1st quarter 2010. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 15.4.2024].
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