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Substitution during a job alternation leave and employment with start-up grants the most effective active employment services

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment 21.8.2020 17.24
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According to a report by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment on employment after participation in active employment services, active employment services providing the best short-term employment effects in 2018 were substitution during a job alternation leave, employment with start-up grants, placement in central government jobs, and self-motivated studies whilst claiming unemployment benefit.

The most recent report examined the situation of those who had ended their participation in employment services in 2018 in the light of data in the latest employment statistics of Statistics Finland. The report provides follow-up data with no comparison of the service effectiveness in a reference group; instead, it compares access to employment after participation in services.

In 2018, on average 25 per cent of participants in active employment services found employment in the open labour market within three months of completion of active services. The figures for those who found employment in the open labour market were slightly higher after six months from completion of active services than after three months. In 2018, approximately 29 per cent had entered the open labour market six months after the services had ended.

The employment statistics show that in 2018, the best short-term employment effects were achieved with substitution during a job alternation leave, employment with start-up grants, placement in central government jobs, and self-motivated studies whilst claiming unemployment benefit. Conversely, the least effective measures were rehabilitative work, coaching programmes, and studying whilst claiming integration benefits.

Since 2014, there has been a slight increase in placements in the open labour market after participation in active services. Following the general improvement in the labour market situation, access to the open labour market after placement in the private sector and vocational training has been improving for several years.

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment annually prepares a report on employment after participation in employment services. These reports examine the following active employment services: subsidised employment, labour market training, coaching programmes, work or training trials, substitution during a job alternation leave, rehabilitative work activities, and self-motivated studies whilst collecting unemployment benefit. Employment rate after participation in active services has been improving for several years.

Inquiries
Mika Tuomaala, Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, tel. +358 295 048 450

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