(dpa-AFX) – Finland’s jobless rate decreased in May, figures from Statistics Finland showed on Tuesday.
The unemployment rate for the 15 to 74 age group fell to 9.6 per cent in May from 10.9 per cent in the same month last year.
In April, the jobless rate was 9 per cent.
The number of unemployed persons decreased by 25,000 to 275,000 in May from 300,000 in the last year.
The employment rate rose to 73 per cent in May from 69.1 per cent in the same month last year. The number of employed persons grew by 138,000 from a year ago to 2.58 million.
On a seasonally adjusted basis, unemployment rate remained unchanged at 7.6 per cent in May.