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Finland’s jobless rate declined in August, figures from Statistics Finland showed on Tuesday.

The unemployment rate for the 15 to 74 age group fell to 6.5 percent in August from 7.8 percent in the same month last year. In July, jobless rate was 7.1 percent.

The number of unemployed persons decreased to 179,000 in August from 212,000 in the last year.

The employment rate rose to 73.4 percent in August from 70.1 percent in the same month last year. The number of employed persons grew by 104,000 from a year ago to 2.58 million.

On a seasonally adjusted basis, unemployment rate fell to 7.6 percent in August from 7.7 percent in July.


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