HELSINKI (Reuters) – Finland’s seasonally adjusted employment rate rose to 72 percent in November, its statistics office said on Friday, reaching a goal set by the governing center-right coalition when it took office in 2015.
“Fine news for Christmas. The government’s employment goal of 72 percent has now been achieved,” Prime Minister Juha Sipila said on his Twitter account, four months ahead of parliamentary elections due in April.
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The seasonally adjusted jobless rate stood at 7.1 percent in November, down from 8.2 percent a year ago, Statistics Finland said.
The employment rate excludes some working-age people including students as well as parents who remain at home to care for children.
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