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

Unemployment rate in Finland declined to 8.1 percent in October of 2016 from 8.7 percent in the same month of the previous year. The number of unemployed dropped by 18,000 to 217,000 while the number of employed persons was 2,446,000, almost the same as in last year. In September of 2016, the jobless rate was lower at 7.7 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.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-09-20 06:00 AM Aug 7.2% 7.8% 8%
2016-10-25 06:00 AM Sep 7.7% 7.2% 8.3%
2016-11-22 07:00 AM Oct 8.1% 7.7% 8.6%
2016-12-20 07:00 AM Nov 8.1% 8.1%
2017-01-27 07:00 AM Dec
2017-02-23 07:00 AM Jan




Finland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 8.10 7.70 19.90 0.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 2446.00 2459.00 2688.00 1942.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 217.00 204.00 512.00 15.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 64.80 64.80 73.80 62.00 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.30 2.40 5.50 1.10 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 20.10 20.10 35.90 8.40 percent [+]
Labour Costs 112.30 111.62 112.30 28.40 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 33460.00 36707.00 70008.00 2624.00 [+]
Wages 3384.00 3380.00 3384.00 2009.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 112.20 112.20 185.20 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 358.10 356.00 358.10 225.90 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 66.80 69.20 79.60 56.80 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 2048.80 1970.60 2243.80 1868.00 Thousand [+]



Finland Unemployment Rate Notes

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 December of 2016.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
8.10 7.70 19.90 0.70 1959 - 2016 percent Monthly
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