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00014 University of Helsinki

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Past Aleksanteri Conferences

Elli Heikkilä (Migration Institute of Finland)

Integration of Immigrants in the Finnish Labour Market - Still Efforts to be Done

Employment is one of the main foundations for immigrants' successful integration. It is more difficult for immigrants to find a work than for the native population in Finland. There are, however, remarkable differences in the employment rate when looking by citizenship. Especially those who have refugee-background have highest unemployment rates. In aging societies, including Finland, complementing reproduction of the population and labour force by immigration has been considered as an important option.