The number of laid off more than doubled per year.
There were 35,000 more unemployed in February than in February last year, according to Statistics Finland’s Labor Force Survey. There were 6,000 fewer employed in February than a year ago.
There were 220,000 unemployed in February, compared to 185,000 in February last year.
The unemployment rate was 8.1 per cent in February, up from 6.9 per cent a year earlier. The employment rate was 70.0 per cent in February, up from 70.3 per cent a year earlier.
The male unemployment rate rose by 1.5 percentage points from February last year to 9.2 per cent. The unemployment rate for women rose by 1.0 percentage point to 7.0 per cent.
Statistics Finland’s Labor Force Survey has been renewed at the beginning of this year, which is why the so-called trend figures on the employment situation are not published.
The number of people laid off has risen sharply
According to the Employment Survey of the Ministry of Employment and the Economy, 72,600 people were laid off in Finland at the end of February, which is 47,700 more than in the corresponding period of the previous year. A total of 55,700 people were laid off full-time, which is 36,900 more than in February of the previous year.
Source site www.is.fi