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If you become unemployed

If you know that you will become unemployed or laid off

1. register as an unemployed jobseeker at a TE Office immediately

2. apply for the unemployment benefit from Kela or your unemployment fund.

Your job search must be valid and you must search for full-time work in order to receive the unemployment benefit.

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When unemployment threatens

If you know or suspect that you will become unemployed, act immediately.

Registering as a jobseeker

If you wish to get unemployment benefits, you must register with the TE Office as an unemployed jobseeker by your first day of unemployment.

Applying for unemployment benefits

After registering with the TE Office as a jobseeker, apply for unemployment benefit from Kela or your unemployment fund after 2 weeks of unemployment.