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Maaseudun Tulevaisuus - Finland | Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Joblessness plagues Finland too

The Finnish central bank forecast on Tuesday that the recession in Finland will continue well into the next year and stressed the problem of youth unemployment. The liberal daily Maaseudun Tulevaisuus calls for unity in the fight against the economic crisis: "A lost generation which has never had a proper job is emerging in Europe. Finland is still far from the sorry situation in Greece and Spain, where youth unemployment is already above 50 percent, but there are disquieting signals here too. One in five youths without employment has to set the alarm bells ringing. What Finland needs now are policies and a stabilisation programme, not politics. It's not easy to improve the jobless rate, stimulate investments and put a stop to spiralling debts. But it's possible if everyone joins in the effort."

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