Finland's unemployment rate declined to 6.9 percent in April of 2022 from 9.6 percent in the same month the previous year. The number of unemployed declined by 69 thousand to 193 thousand, while the number of employed increased 114 thousand to 2.589 million. The unemployment rate for people aged 15 to 24 stood at 16.9 percent in April, which was 10.8 percentage points lower than a year earlier. The activity rate went up to 67.5 percent in April from 66.4 percent a year earlier, and the employment rate rose to 72.7 percent from 70.1 percent. source: Statistics Finland

Unemployment Rate in Finland averaged 6.44 percent from 1959 until 2022, 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. 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 - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2022.

Unemployment Rate in Finland is expected to be 7.80 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Finland Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 7.20 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Finland Unemployment Rate



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-05-04 01:30 AM Mar 7.0% 6.7% 6.5%
2022-05-24 05:00 AM Apr 6.9% 7.0% 6.9%
2022-06-22 05:00 AM May 6.9%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Unemployment Rate 6.90 7.00 percent Apr 2022
Employed Persons 2589.00 2573.00 Thousand Apr 2022
Unemployed Persons 193.00 192.00 Thousand Apr 2022
Labor Force Participation Rate 67.10 66.80 percent Mar 2022
Youth Unemployment Rate 16.90 16.20 percent Apr 2022
Wages 3692.00 3677.00 EUR/Month Sep 2021
Wages in Manufacturing 108.10 107.60 points Dec 2021
Population 5.53 5.52 Million Dec 2020
Employment Rate 73.70 72.70 percent Mar 2022
Wage Growth 5.20 5.90 percent Dec 2021

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.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.90 7.00 19.90 0.70 1959 - 2022 percent Monthly
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News Stream
Finnish Jobless Rate Falls to 6.9% in April
Finland's unemployment rate declined to 6.9 percent in April of 2022 from 9.6 percent in the same month the previous year. The number of unemployed declined by 69 thousand to 193 thousand, while the number of employed increased 114 thousand to 2.589 million. The unemployment rate for people aged 15 to 24 stood at 16.9 percent in April, which was 10.8 percentage points lower than a year earlier. The activity rate went up to 67.5 percent in April from 66.4 percent a year earlier, and the employment rate rose to 72.7 percent from 70.1 percent.
2022-05-24
Finnish Jobless Rate Falls to 7% in March
Finland's unemployment rate fell to 7.0 percent in March of 2022 from 8.2 percent in the same month the previous year, as the number of unemployed declined by 31 thousand to 192 thousand, while the number of employed increased 77 thousand to 2.573 million. The employment rate rose to 72.5 percent from 70.7 percent.
2022-05-04
Finnish Jobless Rate Down to 6.7%
Finland's unemployment rate dropped to 6.7 percent in February of 2022 from 8.3 percent in the same month the previous year. The number of unemployed declined by 39 thousand to 185 thousand, while the number of employed increased 89 thousand to 2.570 million. The unemployment rate for people aged 15 to 24 stood at 14.5 percent in February, which was 7.3 percentage points lower than a year earlier. The activity rate increased to 66.8 percent in February from 65.5 percent a year earlier, and the employment rate rose to 72.7 percent from 70.0 percent.
2022-03-22