Finland Unemployment Rate  1959-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Unemployment rate in Finland came in at 7.2 percent in August of 2016, down from 7.8 percent in July. It was the lowest jobless rate since July 2014, as there were 195 thousand people unemployed, compared to 214 thousand in a month earlier. The number of employed persons were 2495 thousand in August, down from 2525 thousand persons in July. A year earlier, jobless rate stood at 8.3 percent. Unemployment Rate in Finland averaged 6.33 percent from 1959 until 2016, 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 reported by the Statistics Finland.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7.20 7.80 19.90 0.70 1959 - 2016 percent Monthly
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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 September of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-07-26 06:00 AM Jun 9.3% 10.8% 9.8%
2016-08-23 06:00 AM Jul 7.8% 9.3% 8.2%
2016-09-20 06:00 AM Aug 7.2% 7.8% 8%
2016-10-25 06:00 AM Sep 7.2% 8.3%
2016-11-22 07:00 AM Oct 8.6%
2016-12-20 07:00 AM Nov 8.1%

Finland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 7.20 7.80 19.90 0.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 2495.00 2525.00 2688.00 1942.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 195.00 214.00 512.00 15.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.50 66.70 73.80 62.00 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.40 2.40 5.50 1.10 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 20.50 14.30 35.90 8.40 percent [+]
Labour Costs 112.30 111.62 112.30 28.40 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 35916.00 32468.00 70008.00 2624.00 [+]
Wages 3380.00 3370.00 3380.00 2009.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 112.20 111.20 185.20 77.80 Index Points [+]
Population 5.49 5.49 5.49 4.43 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 65.00 65.00 65.00 63.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.00 65.00 65.00 63.00 [+]
Living Wage Family 1950.00 1940.00 1960.00 1940.00 EUR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1200.00 1180.00 1200.00 1180.00 EUR/Month [+]
Productivity 98.00 98.10 106.90 59.30 Index Points [+]
Part Time Employment 356.00 344.30 356.00 225.90 Thousand [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1990.00 1960.00 1990.00 1850.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 3390.00 3430.00 3470.00 3200.00 EUR/Month [+]
Employment Change 0.00 0.30 1.90 -2.70 percent [+]
Employment Rate 69.90 71.10 79.60 56.80 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 1970.60 1993.80 2243.80 1868.00 Thousand [+]




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