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Best-Paid Finns Seek Jobless Aid as Recession Pain Widens

Finns once employed in the country’s highest paying jobs are now joining the ranks of the unemployed and asking the state for financial aid.

“The crisis in the Finnish economy has hit especially high-productivity industries,” Juhana Brotherus, an economist at Danske Bank A/S in Helsinki, said by phone. That means “the impact is harsher on gross domestic product than on unemployment.”