According to Statistics Finland, April unemployment stood at 8.8%. In March the figure was 9%. In April 2012, it was 8.4%.
Figures from the Ministry of Employment and the Economy show that there were around 40,000 more unemployed job seekers in April than there were one year previously.
The rate of unemployment among men last month was 10.2% and among women 7.3%.
Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor