HS analysis Long-term unemployment is becoming a political powder keg for the government

Long-term unemployment is becoming a political powder keg for the government

The government is scheduled to create a new type of application for the unemployed by the beginning of 2022 at the earliest. Based on a recent forecast, timing can be flammable, journalist Teemu Muhonen writes in his analysis.

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A new “Nordic job search model” is being prepared under the leadership of Minister of Labor Tuula Haatainen (sd).­

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16:42 | Updated 17:07

Unemployment growth will continue next year, the Ministry of Employment and the Economy estimates published on Tuesday labor market forecast. According to the ministry, the increase in long-term unemployment is particularly strong.

The figures in the forecast are also a worrying read for the government.

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