Last updated 22/06/2020 - 16:23
Male and female unemployment rates dropped slightly in January–March
The information for the sample-based Labour Force Survey of Statistics Finland was collected in January–March, and the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic are not yet reflected on the figures. According to the Labour Force Survey, the unemployment rate of women living in the Helsinki region was 0.5 percentage points lower in the first quarter of 2020 compared to the corresponding period in the previous year. The unemployment rate of men decreased by 0.6 percentage points. In all of Finland, the unemployment rate of women increased slightly while the unemployment rate of men decreased somewhat.
The unemployment rate of men higher than that of women
In January–March of 2020, the unemployment rates of women and men were at 6.1 per cent in the Helsinki region. In all of Finland, the unemployment rate was 7.6 per cent for men and 6.6 per cent for women.