Entrepreneurs' right to unemployment security due to the coronavirus epidemic has been extended until 31 December 2020


On 26 June 2020, the President approved the proposal to extend the entrepreneurs' temporary right to unemployment security. The Act will enter into force on 1 July 2020.

As an entrepreneur, you are temporarily eligible to receive labour market subsidy due to the sudden and unexpected decline in demand caused by the coronavirus epidemic. This applies to all entrepreneurs, regardless of the type of business.

The payment of a labour market subsidy requires that a person registers as a jobseeker at their TE Office and Kela receives a labour policy statement on their right to the labour market subsidy.
The fastest and easiest way to register as a jobseeker is to use the E-Services for personal customers on the TE Services website.

If an entrepreneur's job search has been valid and they have already received a decision on unemployment security during the first temporary legislative amendment, the entrepreneur must act in a manner agreed with the TE Office in the future.

You can check your job search status and the validity of your job search from the E-Services service for personal customers.

More information

Entrepreneur's unemployment security

TE services in the corona situation

Questions and answers regarding the coronavirus and labour market support for entrepreneurs and self-employed persons

E-services, personal customers (in Finnish)