Unemployment security for laid-off workers

If you have been laid off, you may be entitled to unemployment security during the lay-off.

If you are laid off, register as a job seeker so that the TE Office or the local government pilot can make a labour policy statement on your right to unemployment security. You can then apply for unemployment security either from the unemployment fund or Kela. For more detailed instructions on registering as a job seeker and applying for unemployment security, see the "How to apply for unemployment security" page. 

Your lay-off must be implemented by the employer due to financial or production-related reasons. Being laid-off for disciplininary reasons does not give you the right to unemployment benefits.

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