Finland Unemployment Rate  1959-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Unemployment rate in Finland fell to 7.9 percent in December of 2016, compared to 9.2 percent in the same month a year earlier. The number of unemployed persons dropped by 34,000 from a year earlier to 207,000 while the number of employed persons were up by 34,000 to 2,421,000. In November 2016, the jobless rate came in at 8.1 percent. Unemployment Rate in Finland averaged 6.34 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)
2016-11-22 07:00 AM Oct 8.1% 7.7% 8.6%
2016-12-20 07:00 AM Nov 8.1% 8.1% 8.3%
2017-01-24 07:00 AM Dec 7.9% 8.1% 8.7%
2017-02-21 07:00 AM Jan 7.9% 8%
2017-03-21 07:00 AM Feb 7.9%
2017-04-27 06:00 AM Mar 8%




Finland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 7.90 8.10 19.90 0.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 2421.00 2413.00 2688.00 1942.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 207.00 213.00 512.00 15.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 64.00 63.90 73.80 62.00 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.10 2.30 5.50 1.10 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 19.80 19.90 35.70 8.30 percent [+]
Labour Costs 112.74 112.30 112.74 28.40 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 32878.00 30108.00 70008.00 2624.00 [+]
Wages 3384.00 3380.00 3384.00 2009.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 112.60 112.20 185.20 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 [+]
Part Time Employment 358.10 356.00 358.10 225.90 Thousand [+]
Productivity 103.70 98.00 106.90 59.30 Index Points [+]
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 0.30 0.00 1.90 -2.70 percent [+]
Employment Rate 68.30 67.70 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 February of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7.90 8.10 19.90 0.70 1959 - 2016 percent Monthly
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