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What to do if you become unemployed

  1. Register as a job seeker at the JobMarket
  2. Apply for earnings-related daily allowance
  3. Focus on looking for a job
Mies seisoo työmaan edessä kypärä kädessään ja katsoo taakseen.

Register as a job seeker

You can start to receive earnings-related daily allowance after you have registered as a job seeker. You can register on the TE Office JobMarket.

Register as a jobseeker on your first day of unemployment at the latest. You cannot apply for a job retroactively, so don’t forget to register.

Apply for earnings-related daily allowance

Submit your first application for the earnings-related daily allowance when you have been unemployed for two weeks.

The easiest way to submit your application is in the OmaYTK online service. The OmaYTK service will guide you through the process of filling in your application and adding the required attachments. We will process your application and check that everything is in order. We will contact you if your application is missing something or if we need more information from you.

We will process your application as quickly as possible. You can see the application processing status in the payment date prediction.

If your unemployment continues, submit a follow-up application every month or according to our instructions. Make sure that you are registered as an unemployed job seeker throughout your unemployment. Always follow the instructions given by the employment authorities.

We can only pay you earnings-related daily allowance for three months retrospectively, so always make sure to submit your applications on time.


A secure and easy-to-use service for sending us your daily allowance application and attachments.

Payment date prediction

Check the payment date prediction to see when your application will be processed.

Daily allowance calculator

You can use our calculator to estimate how much daily allowance you will receive.

Focus on looking for a job

Once you have registered as a job seeker and submitted your allowance application, you can focus on what’s most important – finding a new job.

If you are a member of YTK Worklife, don’t forget to use their wide range of career and job search services.

Mies kannattelee sylissään kirjapinoa, jonka päällä pyöräilykypärä.