260,400 unemployed jobseekers in December

27.1.2023 8.04
Unemployed jobseekers at the end of December, a total of 260 400, 14 900 deductions from the year before.
The number of unemployed jobseekers decreased by 14,900. The number of new vacancies reported in December totalled 72,600. In all, the number of unfilled vacancies amounted to 129,500, which is 35,000 fewer than a year ago.

Working group to prepare national implementation of Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism

24.1.2023 14.44
Rahtilaiva merellä
The EU’s Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism aims to prevent carbon leakage, where greenhouse gas emissions are transferred to countries outside the Union through production, and at the same time to encourage non-EU manufacturers to reduce their emissions. The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment has appointed a working group to prepare the implementation of the mechanism in Finland.

Report on supply, shortage and matching of labour sums the results of the Labour Market Roadmap project

16.1.2023 10.22
Kuvituskuva.
The report contains the results of the Labour Market Roadmap project by occupation and region and proposes solutions to improve the availability of labour. According to the report, that divides occupations into those suffering from labour shortage, mismatch or surplus, the increase in labour market mismatch is largely explained by the growing number of atypical employment relationships. 

An easy-to-read Integration Act handbook supports the promotion of integration

27.1.2023 13.53
Kuvituskuva.
An easy-to-read handbook on the Integration Act has been published at kotoutuminen.fi. The handbook is intended especially for those involved in integration work who do not speak Finnish or Swedish as their mother tongue. The handbook is also suitable for guidance and counselling of immigrants. Up to 750,000 people in Finland need materials in easy-to-read language.

Report on work-based immigration in the Närpes region emphasises ethical recruitment and sufficient services  

24.1.2023 12.18
Tomatoes at the store.
As work-based immigration to Finland grows, it is important to ensure that recruitment practices are ethical and that the regional service systems are able to meet the needs of immigrants. This is a conclusion from a report on the greenhouse industry in the Närpes region, which was prepared by the Migration Institute of Finland. The report was commissioned by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment and it presents a number of development needs and recommendations that can be used to combat labour exploitation and strengthen the inclusion of immigrants.    

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Government's employment measures

Government's employment measures

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

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