Official Statistics of Finland


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Average number of unemployment days accumulated over a five-year period 801 for the unemployed at the end of 2017
25 May 2018
According to Statistics Finlands employment statistics, there were 296,000 unemployed persons at the end of 2017. On average, unemployed persons had accumulated over two years worth of unemployment days over a five-year period. On average, older unemployed persons had accumulated more unemployment days than younger ones and men more than women. Roughly every third unemployed person had been continuously unemployed for at least a year. The data on unemployment in the employment statistics are based on the data of the Register of Job Seekers of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment.

Next release:
21 Sep 2018

Description: Employment statistics are annual statistics providing data by region on the population’s economic activity and employment. The population for the statistics is the permanently resident population in the country on the last day of the year. The data are mainly derived from administrative registers and statistical data files. The unit-specific data of the employment statistics are confidential by virtue of the Statistics Act. Data can be compiled by all regional divisions based on municipalities and co-ordinates and by postal code areas.
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Keywords: dependency ratio, employed persons, employment, entrepreneurs, foreigners, industrial structure, industries, labour force, nationality, occupations, population, private sector, public sector, risk of unemployment, socio-economic group, status in employment, unemployed, unemployment, workplaces.
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Change: The new Classification of Occupations will be introduced in the employment statistics in November 2012
28 Sep 2011
The new Classification of Occupations 2010 will be taken into use in the annual statistics for 2010 in November 2012.

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Employment [e-publication].
ISSN=2323-6825. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 16.8.2018].
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