The number of vacancies in the area of the ELY Centre for Ostrobothnia has increased by 8.6%, compared to 2019. This and many other pieces of regional information are available at the website monitoring regional development trends, a service provided by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment.

    Because of the COVID-19 epidemic, there has been a decrease in vacancies in most parts of Finland, compared to the previous year. Only a small number of regions have recorded an increase in vacancies. The biggest increase has been recorded in the area of the ELY Centre for Ostrobothnia.

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    The new monitoring service provides comprehensive information on development trends in Finnish regions

    In early September 2020, the State Treasury and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment jointly launched a website where you can monitor development trends in Finnish regions. The website consists of the following six parts:

    • population
    • employment
    • regional economy
    • competence and regeneration
    • health and welfare
    • living environment

    The contents of the reports are based on extensive data sets, for which the data is obtained from the systems maintained by different authorities. Development of the website will continue during 2021.