Finland August Jobless Rate Rises
September 25, 2012 RTTnews
Finland's unemployment rate for the month of August increased from a year ago, data released by Statistics Finland showed Tuesday.
The jobless rate rose to 7.3 percent from 6.6 percent last year. The number of unemployed was 199,000, which was 22,000 higher than the same month last year.
The employment figure remained broadly unchanged at 2.526 million. The activity rate edged up to 66.9 percent from 66.5 percent.
On a seasonally adjusted basis, the unemployment rate for persons aged between 15 and 74 rose to 8 percent in August from 7.8 percent in July. The number of unemployed increased to 216,000 from 210,000. The unemployment rate for persons aged between 15 and 24 also climbed to 18.5 percent from 18.4 percent.
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