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

Finnish unemployment rate increased to 7.5 percent in August of 2017 from 7.2 percent in the same month of the previous year. The number of unemployed persons rose by 7 thousand from a year earlier to 202 thousand while the the number of employed persons went up by 7 thousand to 2.50 million. The unemployment rate for young people aged 15 to 24 stood at 14.4 percent in August, 2.6 percentage points higher than a year ago. Unemployment Rate in Finland averaged 6.37 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 Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-07-25 06:00 AM Unemployment Rate 8.9% 10.7% 9.1%
2017-08-22 06:00 AM Unemployment Rate 7.5% 8.9% 7.7%
2017-09-26 06:00 AM Unemployment Rate 7.5% 7.5% 7%
2017-10-24 06:00 AM Unemployment Rate 7.5% 7.4%
2017-11-21 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate 7.9%
2017-12-22 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate 8%


Finland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 7.50 7.50 19.90 0.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 2502.00 2556.00 2688.00 1942.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 202.00 207.00 512.00 15.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.70 67.20 73.80 62.00 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.20 2.30 5.50 1.10 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 20.60 20.70 35.70 8.30 percent [+]
Labour Costs 109.20 108.74 111.98 28.40 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 40859.00 38327.00 70008.00 2624.00 [+]
Wages 3392.00 3384.00 3392.00 2009.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 100.30 100.10 185.20 77.80 Index Points [+]
Population 5.50 5.49 5.50 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 1456.00 1416.50 EUR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1216.40 1214.40 1216.40 1197.20 EUR/Month [+]
Productivity 104.20 97.80 106.90 59.30 Index Points [+]
Part Time Employment 369.70 363.40 369.70 225.90 Thousand [+]
Wages High Skilled 3390.00 3430.00 3470.00 3200.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1990.00 1960.00 1990.00 1850.00 EUR/Month [+]
Employment Change 0.10 0.10 1.80 -2.70 percent [+]
Employment Rate 70.50 72.00 79.60 56.80 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 1969.40 1992.00 2243.80 1868.00 Thousand [+]


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. 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 October of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7.50 7.50 19.90 0.70 1959 - 2017 percent Monthly
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