291,100 unemployed jobseekers in January

20.2.2024 8.03
Unemployed jobseekers at the end of January, a total of 291 100. This is 33 100 more than a year earlier.
The number of unemployed jobseekers rose by 33,100 from January of last year. The number of new vacancies reported totalled 91,200. In all, the number of unfilled vacancies in January was 133,400, which is 43,100 fewer than a year ago.

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment sets energy aid priorities for 2024

16.2.2024 14.47
Sketch of renewable energy production forms
The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment has outlined the priorities for energy aid in 2024. Energy aid promotes the production of renewable energy, renewable hydrogen and fuels refined from it, energy saving or more efficient production or use of energy, utilisation of waste heat or the transition towards a low-carbon energy system in other ways.

Reform of local bargaining progresses

15.2.2024 15.58
The work of the tripartite working group preparing the reform of local collective bargaining is in final stages, and the outlines of the reform are clear. The consultation round on the working group’s report will begin in February.

Government to tackle labour exploitation with a broad action plan

15.2.2024 13.06
The promotion of work-based immigration requires that exploitation of foreign labour is effectively and proactively combatted. The new action plan for prevention of labour exploitation will tackle the phenomenon with legislative reforms and increased cooperation between the authorities during the government term.

Report evaluates the effects of Government Programme’s distribution obligation entries and the national implementation of RED III Renewable Energy Directive

12.2.2024 16.55
The man is filling up his car with gasoline at the gas station
On 12 February 2024, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment published a report on the changes to the distribution obligation of transport fuels. AFRY Management Consulting Oy produced the report on behalf of the Ministry. The report’s purpose was to evaluate the effects of the proposed changes to the distribution obligation outlined in the Government Programme.

See also

TE services reform 2024

TE services reform 2024

The transfer of TE services to the municipalities will take place on 1 January 2025. The reform aims to create a service structure that will contribute to rapid employment of jobseekers.

Website of TE services reform 2024

Sustainable Growth Programme for Finland

Sustainable Growth Programme for Finland

The Sustainable Growth Programme boosts competitiveness, investment, research, development and innovation, as well as measures to raise skill levels. On our website you can find information on funding that the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment and the government agencies under its purview provide to companies, including calls for applications. 

Sustainable Growth Programme in the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment

Low-carbon roadmaps

Low-carbon roadmaps

The sectoral low-carbon roadmaps prepared in 2020 will be updated in accordance with Prime Minister Orpo’s Government Programme. Roadmaps will pave the way for a low-carbon future.

Roadmap website

Ministry

Ministry

Ministry

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment creates the conditions for economically, socially and ecologically sustainable growth. It comes from skilled people in high-quality jobs, productivity growth and increasing employment.

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Government agencies, companies and funds of MEAE Group

Government agencies, companies and funds of MEAE Group

The MEAE Group comprises seven government agencies, 15 Centres for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment, 15 Employment and Economic Development Offices, six companies plus three funds.

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Ministers

Arto Satonen
Arto Satonen
Minister of Employment
Wille Rydman
Wille Rydman
Minister of Economic Affairs
Kai Mykkänen
Kai Mykkänen
Minister of Climate and the Environment
Mari Rantanen
Mari Rantanen
Minister of the Interior
Anna-Kaisa Ikonen
Anna-Kaisa Ikonen
Minister of Local and Regional Government