Statistics on unemployment protection in Finland

Latest release 30 November 2020:
Expenditure on unemployment benefits amounted to €3,591 million in 2019. Unemployment funds accounted for a total of €1,721 million and Kela for €1,870 million. The expenditure declined by 7.8% from 2018. Statistical yearbook on unemployment protection in Finland 2019 (helda.helsinki.fi)

At the end of 2019, 4% of the recipients of earnings-related allowance, 14%  of the recipients of basic unemployment allowance and 12% of the recipients of labour market subsidy were under the age of 25 years. Aged 50 years or over were 49% of the recipients of earnings-related allowance,  22% of the recipients of basic unemployment allowance and 29% of the recipients of labour market subsidy. (Figure.)

Population pyramid about recipients of earnings-related allowance, basic unemployment allowance and labour market subsidy at year-end 2019.

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