Finland's unemployment rate dropped to 8.0 percent in April 2019 from 8.6 percent in the same month of the previous year. The number of unemployed persons declined by 13 thousand to 220 thousand while the number of employed increased by 29 thousand to 2.520 million. Meanwhile, the activity rate rose to 66.4 percent in April from 66.1 a year earlier and the employment rate went up to 71.2 percent from 70.1 percent. The unemployment rate for young people aged 15 to 24 fell to 23.4 percent in April from 23.6 percent in the preceding year. Unemployment Rate in Finland averaged 6.40 percent from 1959 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 19.90 percent in May of 1994 and a record low of 0.70 percent in September of 1961.

Unemployment Rate in Finland is expected to be 6.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployment Rate in Finland to stand at 7.80 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Finland Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 6.00 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-02-26 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate 6.8% 5.4% 8.1%
2019-03-26 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate 7.4% 6.8% 6.6%
2019-04-24 06:00 AM Unemployment Rate 7.0% 7.4% 8.3%
2019-05-23 05:00 AM Unemployment Rate 8.0% 7.0% 6.8%
2019-06-25 05:00 AM Unemployment Rate 8% 8.4%
2019-07-23 05:00 AM Unemployment Rate 6.5%
2019-08-20 05:00 AM Unemployment Rate 6.5%


Finland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 8.00 7.00 19.90 0.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 2520.00 2538.00 2688.00 1942.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 220.00 191.00 512.00 15.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 66.40 66.10 73.80 62.00 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.40 1.40 5.50 1.10 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 23.40 20.40 51.90 3.20 percent [+]
Labour Costs 109.48 109.32 111.89 28.40 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 64594.00 80218.00 96096.00 2624.00 [+]
Wages 3512.00 3478.00 3512.00 2009.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 103.50 102.40 103.50 40.60 Index Points [+]
Population 5.51 5.50 5.51 4.41 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 63.00 63.00 63.00 63.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 63.00 63.00 63.00 63.00 [+]
Part Time Employment 394.40 349.20 394.40 225.90 Thousand [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1980.00 2000.00 2000.00 1580.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 4250.00 4230.00 4250.00 3650.00 EUR/Month [+]
Productivity 100.90 107.80 108.80 59.40 Index Points [+]
Living Wage Family 1700.00 1780.00 1780.00 1650.00 EUR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1160.00 1190.00 1190.00 1100.00 EUR/Month [+]
Employment Change 0.00 0.70 1.70 -2.70 percent [+]
Employment Rate 71.20 71.80 79.60 56.80 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 2067.90 2148.00 2243.80 1868.00 Thousand [+]


Finland Unemployment Rate

In Finland, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides the latest reported value for - Finland Unemployment Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Finland Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
8.00 7.00 19.90 0.70 1959 - 2019 percent Monthly
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