Statistics on the benefits paid by Kela in respect of unemployment

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Most recent publication 11 October 2018: The number of recipients of an unemployment benefit decreased considerably in 2017. The number of recipients of earnings-related unemployment allowance decreased significantly, but the number of recipients of basic unemployment benefits also started decreasing from the record-high numbers in the first few months of the year.

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The statistics on the benefits paid by Kela in respect of unemployment present a general picture of the basic economic security that Kela provides for unemployed persons. They also cover benefits paid during participation in employment-promoting measures, job alternation compensations, and commuting and relocation allowances. The statistics are produced on the basis of the statistical registers for the benefits paid by Kela in respect of unemployment.

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Sami Tuori
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tilastot (at) kela.fi