Topical issues

14.3.2022 Press releases

How to raise the employment rate of the long-term unemployed and disabled

Although the employment rate in Finland has exceeded its pre-corona level, the number of long-term unemployed has not improved. Many of those who lost their jobs during the pandemic are still unemployed. Focus should be put on the hard-to-employ, particularly those with disabilities and immigrants. A state-owned special assignment company Työkanava has been established to create meaningful jobs for people with disabilities.

11.1.2022 Press releases

Survivors’ pensions reformed – new calculator helps assess the pension amount

Earnings-related survivors’ pensions were reformed as of the beginning of 2022. As a result, both the surviving spouse’s pension and the orphan’s pension were amended. The amendments do not apply to surviving spouses whose spouse passed away before 2022. has introduced a new calculator that can be used to calculate the pension received by the surviving spouse and the orphan(s).