Statistics on unemployment benefits paid by Kela

Latest release 1 December 2021:
A total of 440,650 persons received unemployment benefits at year-end 2020, which represents 13.3% of the Finnish population between ages 17 and 64. The percentage of recipients in the population varied by municipality between 4.8 and 21.8. The highest rates of benefit receipt were seen in Eastern Finland. Fifty-six percent of the recipients were on basic unemployment benefit. Statistical yearbook on unemployment protection in Finland 2020 (helda.helsinki.fi)

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Markus Latva-Hirvelä
Margit Tepponen
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