The unemployment rate in Finland stood at 6.7 percent in December 2022, unchanged from the same month in the previous year. The number of unemployed was flat at 187 thousand, while the number of employed rose by 10 thousand to 2.60 million. The unemployment rate for people aged 15 to 24 came in at 16.1 percent in December, which was 5.6 percentage points higher than a year ago. The activity rate edged up to 67.7 percent in December 2022 from 67.5 percent in the same period of 2021, and the employment rate ticked higher to 73.4 percent from 73.3 percent. source: Statistics Finland

Unemployment Rate in Finland averaged 6.46 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 February of 2023.

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Finland Unemployment Rate



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-12-20 06:00 AM Nov 5.9% 5.8% 5.7%
2023-01-27 06:00 AM Dec 6.7% 5.9% 6.0%
2023-02-21 06:00 AM Jan 6.7%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Unemployment Rate 6.70 5.90 percent Dec 2022
Unemployed Persons 187.00 164.00 Thousand Dec 2022
Employed Persons 2605.00 2625.00 Thousand Dec 2022
Labor Force Participation Rate 67.70 67.60 percent Dec 2022
Youth Unemployment Rate 16.10 10.70 percent Dec 2022
Wages 3794.00 3758.00 EUR/Month Sep 2022
Wages in Manufacturing 111.10 110.70 points Dec 2022
Population 5.55 5.53 Million Dec 2021
Employment Rate 73.40 73.90 percent Dec 2022
Wage Growth 6.60 6.90 percent Sep 2022

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
6.70 5.90 19.90 0.70 1959 - 2022 percent Monthly
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News Stream
Finnish December Jobless Rate Unchanged at 6.7%
The unemployment rate in Finland stood at 6.7 percent in December 2022, unchanged from the same month in the previous year. The number of unemployed was flat at 187 thousand, while the number of employed rose by 10 thousand to 2.60 million. The unemployment rate for people aged 15 to 24 came in at 16.1 percent in December, which was 5.6 percentage points higher than a year ago. The activity rate edged up to 67.7 percent in December 2022 from 67.5 percent in the same period of 2021, and the employment rate ticked higher to 73.4 percent from 73.3 percent.
2023-01-27
Finnish Jobless Rate Edges Down to 5.9%
The unemployment rate in Finland ticked lower to 5.9 percent in November 2022 from 6.0 percent in the same month in the previous year. The number of unemployed was almost flat at 164 thousand, while the number of employed rose by 63 thousand to 2.63 million. The unemployment rate for people aged 15 to 24 stood at 10.7 percent in November, which was 1.4 percentage points lower than a year ago. The activity rate was up to 67.6 percent in November from 66.1 percent a year earlier, and the employment rate increased to 73.9 percent from 72.2 percent.
2022-12-20
Finnish Jobless Rate Lowest in Near 4 Years
The unemployment rate in Finland dropped to 5.8 percent in October 2022 from 6.0 percent in the same month in the previous year, pointing to the lowest reading since December 2018. The number of unemployed fell by 2 thousand to 162 thousand, while the number of employed rose by 66 thousand to 2.64 million. The unemployment rate for people aged 15 to 24 stood at 9.8 percent in October, which was 2.6 percentage points lower than a year ago. The activity rate was up to 67.9 percent in October from 66.3 percent a year earlier, and the employment rate increased to 74.3 percent from 72.3 percent.
2022-11-22