Labour market forecast: Employment to grow further with more older people at work while unemployment falls

25.5.2022 9.02
Grafiikka, jossa työllisyysasteen ja työttömyysasteen kehitys näkyvät vuoteen 2024 asti. Tulokset avataan tiedotteessa kirjallisesti.
According to the labour market forecast extending until 2024, employment will improve in Finland. The number of employed people will continue to increase, but the rapid post-pandemic growth in employment is expected to slow down towards the end of 2023.

Fennovoima cancels its construction licence application for nuclear power plant in Pyhäjoki

24.5.2022 9.59
Fennovoiman laitosalue Pyhäjoella ilmakuvana
On 24 May 2022, Fennovoima Oy submitted to the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment a notification by which it cancels the construction licence application concerning the Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant. The company announced on 2 May 2022 that it has terminated the plant delivery contract concluded with Russian RAOS Project.

238,800 unemployed jobseekers in April

24.5.2022 8.04
Unemployed jobseekers at the end of April, a total of 238 800, 79 600  deductions from the year before.
The number of unemployed jobseekers decreased by 79,600. The number of new vacancies reported in April totalled 111,200. In all, the number of unfilled vacancies amounted to 240,700, which is 87,800 more than a year ago.

Working in Finland brochure combats exploitation in 24 languages – Seasonal workers’ advisory service operates again this summer

16.5.2022 14.17
Strawberry picker's hands and a full strawberry box.
The Working in Finland brochure, published by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, is now available in 24 languages to inform workers about their rights and where to find help in case of suspected exploitation. A multilingual advisory service for seasonal workers also combats exploitation of labour. 

Government supports Commission’s proposed legislation on corporate social responsibility

5.5.2022 13.51
EU-lippuja
The European Commission published its proposal for EU corporate social responsibility legislation on 23 February 2022. Today, the Government submitted its view on the Commission’s proposal to Parliament. The Government considers the proposal important and supports it in key respects, but also emphasises that the regulation must be clear and that companies must have realistic opportunities to comply with the proposed obligations.

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Government employment measures and their impacts

Government employment measures and their impacts

During its current term, the Government will take employment measures that bolster the economy, aimed at achieving an employment-generating impact amounting to 80,000 new jobs.

Government employment measures and their impacts

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

Talent Boost

Talent Boost

The objective of the Government’s joint Talent Boost programme is to make Finland more attractive to international talents and to channel the expertise of international talents already in Finland to support growth, internationalisation and innovation in Finnish companies.

Talent Boost -programme

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, five companies plus three funds.

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Ministers

Tuula Haatainen
Tuula Haatainen
Minister of Employment
Mika Lintilä
Mika Lintilä
Minister of Economic Affairs