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Ranks of jobless grew by 27,000 last year

The ranks of the jobless grew by 27,000 to roughly 230,000 between December 2013 and December 2014, indicates the Labour Market Survey of Statistics Finland. Last month, a total of 128,000 men and 104,000 women were unemployed. The margin of error for the monthly survey is relatively high, +/- 18,000 people.

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The Labour Market Survey also shows that the employment rate – or, the proportion of working-age population in employment – was 8.8 per cent last December, representing a year-on-year increase of 0.9 percentage points.

The employment situation deteriorated particularly in Uusimaa, where the ranks of the jobless swelled by some 12,000 year-on-year to 91,000. Waves of unemployment swept especially over the local service sector.

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