Finland -New employment figures -November 1, 2012

The Labour Force Survey, issued by Statistics Finland, indicated that nearly 187,000 Finns were jobless in September. The figure marks an increase of 0.2% (or 7,000 additional unemployed persons) from the same month in 2011. However, the total number of employed Finns this year was 10,000 higher than last year and September’s figure marks a noticeable drop from the 7.3 % unemployment rate recorded in August.



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