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Job alternation leave

If you have a long career behind you, you can give yourself a six-month break. Once you have agreed on a alternation leave with your employer and the labour authority, you can apply for a alternation allowance from the YTK Unemployment Fund.

Nainen istuttaa yrttejä.

If the preconditions are met, you can take job alternation leave for 180 days. During your job alternation leave, you can receive job alternation compensation, the amount of which is 70 per cent of your earnings-related daily allowance.

Job alternation leave and job alternation compensation are available to you if

You can make an agreement with your employer and the employment authority on taking job alternation leave if

You can find more information about job alternation leave and compensation in YTK unemployment Funds’ website.


The Government has agreed to abolish the job alternation leave. According to the proposal, job alternation leave would be abolished as of 1 August 2024. We will provide further information on the matter along with the progress of the drafting.

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