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Government Programme reforms to unemployment security

Programme of Prime Minister Petteri Orpo’s Government was published on 16 June 2023 and, as expected, it also included many changes to earnings-related security....

According to the results of a survey conducted by the Open Unemployment Fund, lack of potential jobs and overly long commutes are the biggest obstacles for finding employment. Discrimination (age, gender or other trait)...

In January, earnings-related allowance was paid out to 33,095 Open Unemployment Fund members. The number increased 45.6% from January 2023 when earnings-related allowance was paid out 22,727 members. 13.6% of A-kassa members received earnings-related...

The protected part of unemployment security refers to the income an unemployed person is allowed to earn without affecting their earnings-related allowances. A legislative amendment by the Government, entering into force on April 1,...

During a strike, you must apply for possible strike pay from your trade union. In some cases, the unemployment fund may also pay unemployment benefits during a strike. If your work is prevented directly...

Those working in the maritime sector must submit a change tax card to the unemployment fund for the benefit from the beginning of February. The tax card for maritime income may not be used...

Our website is full of useful information on unemployment security, such as benefits, application processes and payments. In this article, you will find a collection of helpful tips which make it easy to locate...