Finland jobless rate fell to 8.6 percent in February from 9.2 percent seen in the previous year same month, its statistics department release indicated. This meant that the country’s jobless rate fell 9,000 to 233,000 in the month.
The latest data of jobless rate suggested that this was 0.6 percentage points lower than the previous year.
While male jobless rate was 8.7 percent, women’s job less rate accounted for 8.6 percent.
Finland release pointed out that there were 79,000 more people were employed than the preceding year. Also, the number of inactive population numbers fell by 54,000.
The number of people having jobs was 2.469 million in February. This was 79,000 more than the previous year.
While male employment accounted for 50,000, the rest of 29,000 belonged to women on a year-on-year basis.
The official release revealed, “In February, the employment rate , that is, the proportion of the employed among persons aged 15 to 64, stood at 69.8 per cent, having been 67.3 per cent one year earlier. The employment rate for men grew by 3.1 percentage points from last year’s February to 70.5 per cent. Women’s employment rate rose by 2.0 percentage points to 69.2 per cent.”