But importing tens of thousands of Muslim settlers (thinking that they’ll boost the economy and pay for the failing welfare state) into this kind of economic stagnant environment is considered pure genius.

The cognitive dissonance of Finnish public officials is amazing…….

With regional jobless rate at 26%, foreigners still face uphill struggle finding work

Asiakas työvoimatoimistossa

Near the end of October about 16,000 were foreigners looking for work in the Uusimaa region – and the unemployment rate among immigrants remains stubbornly high – at 26.9 percent, it is more than double that of the region’s overall jobless rate.

One jobseeker says the system doesn’t appear to serve migrants and is quick to sanction people if they step out of line. However a senior employment official says public servants are only following the laws governing their work.

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