Official Statistics of Finland


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Number of unemployed among completers of qualifications in humanities and arts was 19,000 in 2015
09 Dec 2016
According to the preliminary data of Statistics Finland's employment statistics, the number of persons aged 18 to 64, whose main type of activity was unemployed, was 375,000 at the end of 2015. Unemployment was highest among completers of qualifications in humanities and arts, and natural sciences, smallest among those with qualifications in health and welfare. The unemployment risk was particularly high for Masters of Arts in Theatre and Drama (12.6%) and Bachelors of Culture and Arts (Polytechnic) in Drama Instructing (15.8%). The unemployment risk describes the share of persons that are unemployed one year later.

Next release:
17 Feb 2017

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: 16.1.2017].
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