Tuesday was timed for the fall of the autumn day.
The Finnish economy is currently following the sundial.
The more the day gets shorter, the darker the financial news sounds.
The sun does not shine, and corona clouds cover the sky even during the day.
The latest miserable news was heard from Lahti, where Scania is closing its bus factory.
Production will be transferred to Poland.
In quotations, Lahti is a “good” example of where Finland is going.
The city’s unemployment rate is now 20, and the situation is getting worse.
After all, Lahti is the most dependent Finnish city on the open labor market.
As many as 72% of jobs in the region are in the open sector.
Lahti, known as a “business city”, is the least dependent of Finnish cities on public sector jobs, where current employment is emphasized.
Scania has employed 342 people in Lahti.
Even before Scania, large collective redundancies and redundancies have become frequent.
The worst are those announcements in which entire production facilities are closed.
For those laid off, jobs are behind the stone, impossible for most.
Examples include UPM's Jämsä Kaipola paper mill and Neste's refinery in Naantali, which is state-owned.
During the coming winter, collective redundancies and redundancy notices are expected to explode.
On Tuesday, the Confederation of Finnish Industries EK published a grim business survey, according to which 31 per cent of employer companies estimate that the government's budget cuts will weaken their employment intentions.
Only 4% estimate that employment conditions improved.
38% of respondents think that the budget weakens the willingness to invest, only 4% feel that it has strengthened.
According to EK's CEO Jyri Häkämies, the results of the survey show disappointment with the openings in the early autumn, such as shortening working hours or making redundancies more difficult.
In the ears of many entrepreneurs, they have spoken of the government's weak understanding of entrepreneurship and even anti-entrepreneurship, Häkämies says.
Häkämies politely did not say that behind the statements is the chairman of the SDP, Prime Minister Sanna Marin.
The government is not employed per se, but its decisions indirectly affect the conditions and atmosphere of employment.
That is why it is worth listening to the message from entrepreneurs and industry.
From the point of view of industry, the most significant decision of the government's budget debate was to reduce the electricity tax to the EU minimum level.
But what else?
The main goal of the government is to improve employment.
Everyone is guaranteed to understand that the coronavirus and its effects dramatically undermined the achievement of employment targets, but in terms of employment, the government with its functions is also a spiritual beacon.