Hitt og þetta 26. apríl 2006

Finnish employment up in March 2006

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-Finnish employment up in March 2006
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Statistics Finland, the Finnish state statistics agency, reported on Tuesday (25 April) that according to the labour force survey the number of employed persons stood at 2,395,000 in March 2006, 1.3% higher than in March 2005.

The number of unemployed stood at 211,000, down by 3.3% from March 2005, the agency said.

The employment rate in March 2006 was 67.6%, 0.5 percentage points higher than 12 months earlier.

The rate of unemployment was 8.1%, as compared to 8.5% in March 2005.

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