Official Statistics of Finland


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In 2014, 78 per cent of unemployed persons aged over 60 had also been unemployed one year ago
29 May 2015
Of the persons who were unemployed at the end of 2014, 51.2 per cent had been unemployed one year earlier. Unemployment repeated itself or continued in particular for persons aged 60 or over, 78.4 per cent of whom had also been unemployed the year before. According to the employment statistics, around 360,000 persons aged 18 to 64 were unemployed at the end of 2014. The data on unemployment in the employment statistics are based on the data of the Register of Job Seekers of the Ministry of Employment and the Economy.

Next release:
2 Oct 2015

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: 4.9.2015].
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