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

Unemployment rate in Finland rose to 10.2 percent in April of 2017 from 9.8 percent in the same month a year earlier. It was the highest jobless rate since May 2016, as the number of unemployed persons increased by 15,000 from a year earlier to 279,000 while the number of employed persons was up by 21,000 to 2,443,000. In March 2017, the jobless rate came in at 9.6 percent. Unemployment Rate in Finland averaged 6.36 percent from 1959 until 2017, 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)
2017-03-21 07:00 AM Feb 9.2% 9.2% 9.3%
2017-04-27 06:00 AM Mar 9.6% 9.2% 10.1%
2017-05-24 06:00 AM Apr 10.2% 9.6% 9.9%
2017-06-20 06:00 AM May 10.2% 10.4%
2017-07-25 06:00 AM Jun 9.1%
2017-08-22 06:00 AM Jul 7.7%




Finland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 10.20 9.60 19.90 0.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 2443.00 2439.00 2688.00 1942.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 279.00 260.00 512.00 15.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.70 64.10 73.80 62.00 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.30 2.10 5.50 1.10 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 20.30 20.00 35.70 8.30 percent [+]
Labour Costs 111.08 111.48 111.67 28.40 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 56402.00 63839.00 70008.00 2624.00 [+]
Wages 3392.00 3384.00 3392.00 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 1456.00 1453.70 1940.00 1416.50 EUR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1216.40 1214.40 1216.40 1180.00 EUR/Month [+]
Productivity 104.60 103.70 106.90 59.30 Index Points [+]
Part Time Employment 363.40 344.10 363.40 225.90 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 0.10 0.30 1.80 -2.70 percent [+]
Employment Rate 68.80 67.30 79.60 56.80 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 1992.00 2079.70 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 May of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
10.20 9.60 19.90 0.70 1959 - 2017 percent Monthly
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unemployment rate by Country

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Spain 18.75 Mar/17
Brazil 13.70 Mar/17
Turkey 12.60 Feb/17
Italy 11.70 Mar/17
France 9.60 Mar/17
Euro Area 9.50 Mar/17
Canada 6.50 Apr/17
Australia 5.70 Apr/17
Indonesia 5.33 Mar/17
Russia 5.30 Apr/17
Netherlands 5.10 Apr/17
India 4.90 Dec/13
United Kingdom 4.60 Mar/17
United States 4.40 Apr/17
South Korea 4.00 Apr/17
China 3.97 Mar/17
Germany 3.90 Mar/17
Switzerland 3.30 Apr/17
Mexico 3.19 Mar/17
Japan 2.80 Mar/17