Official Statistics of Finland

Employment

Producer: Statistics Finland
Data:

Latest release:
Unemployment made a downturn but the number of persons who had been unemployed the whole year continued growing in 2016
26 May 2017
According to Statistics Finlands employment statistics there were 356,000 unemployed persons at the end 2016 of whom around one-third had been unemployed the whole year. The number of persons who had been unemployed for at least one day during the year was 681,000. The number of unemployed at the end of the year and that of persons who had been unemployed during the year decreased from 2015. Simultaneously, the number of persons who had been unemployed the whole year increased by close on 2,000. 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:
27 Sep 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.

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Employment [e-publication].
ISSN=2323-6825. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 28.7.2017].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/tyokay/index_en.html

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