Finland's Unemployment Rate Falls to 6.7%

Finland's unemployment rate was 6.7% last month, down from 7.2% in October and 8% in November last year, the government statistics agency said Tuesday.

The latest figures mean that in November 175,000 people were out of work in a population of 5.2 million -- down from 207,000 a year earlier.

There were 35,000 new vacancies at labor exchange offices, and the number of employed persons was 54,000 higher than a year earlier, the agency said.