The Public and Welfare Sectors’ Unemployment Fund

About the Fund

The Public and Welfare Sectors’ Unemployment Fund gives you security throughout your working life, including periods of unemployment. This fund for welfare workers provides its members with a range of modern services and flexible payment of benefits. The fund employs close to 70 unemployment security professionals.

The unemployment fund’s office is located in Helsinki in the premises of Finland’s largest trade union, the Trade Union for the Public and Welfare Sectors JHL. The head of the fund is Harri Isoviita.

The fund offers its members earnings-related unemployment allowance for periods of unemployment or temporary lay-off and during services offered by the TE Office, job alternation allowance for periods of job alternation leave, as well as mobility allowance to cover commuting or moving expenses.

In 2024, the fund’s membership fee is 0.30 per cent of a member’s taxable earned income or benefits paid by the fund.


The Public and Welfare Sectors’ Unemployment Fund offers you a selection of services, making it easier for you to apply for benefits, as well as view and update your personal information. Read more about the services (some available only in Finnish).

Ewertti eService

Information on earnings-related allowance

Read more about earnings-related benefits on TYJ’s website. On this website, you can also find a guide published by TYJ: Guide to unemployment fund´s  benefits 2023.

How to apply

You can find instructions for different situations.  Choose the instructions best suited for your situation:

Contact Information

The Public and Welfare Sectors’ Unemployment Fund

P.O. Box 100


Telephone service

010 190 300  (Monday to Thursday 9 am to 12 am)

The chat-service (in Finnish) is open Monday to Friday from 9 am to 2 pm.