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Hard-to-fill vacancy

A hard-to-fill vacancy is an open job vacancy during the reference period, that an employer has had difficulty in filling (subjective opinion). For example, despite active measures there have been no applicants or the applicants have not been sufficiently qualified or suitable for the job in question. Despite the difficulties an employee may have been found to fill the vacancy, or the vacancy may have remained unfilled.

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Validity of the definition

  • Valid until (31 December 2078)

Source organisation

  • Tilastokeskus

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