A-kassa received fewer applications for earnings-related unemployment allowances than in the previous month. A-kassa monitors the unemployment status of its members monthly.
The Open Unemployment Fund received a total of 15,607 applications for earnings-related allowances in September, which is approximately 2,000 fewer than in August (17,741 applications). The number is also lower than it was one year ago: A-kassa received 19,286 applications in September 2021.
In September, the fund paid earnings-related allowances to 13,000 members, representing 6.7 per cent of all the members of A-kassa. The number of people receiving earnings-related allowances decreased by 3,593, which is 21.7 per cent fewer than in the corresponding period of the previous year.
The number of recipients on temporary lay-offs was 1,966, which is 15.1 per cent of all the recipients of earnings-related allowances. The decline in the proportion of people temporarily laid off ended for the first time this year in August, and a moderate rate of growth continued in September. Adjusted daily allowances were paid to 2,363 members in September, which was 18.2 per cent of all the recipients of earnings-related allowances.
In September, the average duration of unemployment was 19.9 days, which is 0.1 days less than in the corresponding period of the previous year.
The comparison figures for 2021 are the combined figures of the Unemployment Fund Finka, the Unemployment Fund of the Construction Sector, and the Unemployment Fund of Finnish Industrial Workers.
The full statistical summary for September is available here