Official Statistics of Finland

Transition from school to further education and work

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Transition to work was more difficult for recent graduates than during the previous downturn
26 Jan 2016
According to Statistics Finland's education statistics, employment of recent graduates continued weakening in 2014. One year after graduation, 66 per cent of those having completed a qualification were working, which is two percentage points lower than in the year of downturn, 2009. In total, 51 per cent were working full-time and 15 per cent were working besides studies in 2014. The proportion of the unemployed grew by two percentage points, to 13 per cent.

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Description: These statistics examine graduates' employment and entry into further education, and their regional transition within a given time period from graduation. The phenomena are described at the end of the year according to transition to employment, unemployment, further studies, military service or other activity. In addition, the statistics describe the transition by area, industry, employer sector or other information. The statistics are produced by combining a number of Statistics Finland’s individual-based data files. No surveys are conducted among graduates.
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Keywords: education, employment, further studies, graduates, labour market, unemployment.
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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Transition from school to further education and work [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-9469. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 24.10.2016].
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