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Number of unemployed jobseekers nearly doubles in April

The number of people out of work and looking for employment almost doubled in April compared with the year before, as the coronavirus crisis...

Finnair begins new round of layoff talks today

Finnair is starting additional layoff talks today involving more than 6,000 staff. Although the national carrier has announced a return to around 30% of its...

Finland’s basic income experiment reports mixed results

The final official report looking into Finland's basic income experiment concludes that there were some positives and negatives along the way. The two year basic...

Posti set to furlough 1,100 workers as freight business slumps during...

The Finnish postal service Posti is starting talks to lay off 1,100 staff in its Freight services; Home Services and Transval business units due...

Eckerö Line lays off 500 staff

Ferry operator Eckerö Line is making up to 500 staff redundant. The majority of them are seafarers, according to the Seaman's Union, and cuts will...

Mika Lintilä: “This is the worst moment of Finland’s economic history”

Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä (Centre) says the coronavirus crisis "is the worst moment of Finland's economic history" as he set out new...

EK warns: unemployment & bankruptcy could be worse than 90’s recession

The Confederation of Finnish Industries EK is warning that the coronavirus crisis could cause a wave of unemployment and bankruptcy worse than the 1990's...

Employment rate – and unemployment rate – up in January

Finland's employment rate and unemployment rates both rose in January, compared with a year before. The government's target of 75% employment looks a step closer...

Big rise in the number of unemployed people

The number of unemployed people in Finland has risen month-on-month after a long period of declines. According to new figures released on Friday there were...

Valmet starts talks to cut 90 Tampere jobs

Valmet is starting talks to cut up to 90 jobs at its Tampere plant and move the work abroad. The company, which specialises in pulp,...