Official Statistics of Finland


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Latest release:
Unemployment higher than average for persons not belonging to a family in 2016
19 Dec 2017
According to the preliminary data of Statistics Finland's employment statistics, 355,000 persons aged 18 to 64 were unemployed (share of the labour force around 14 per cent) at the end of 2016. The share of unemployed persons in the labour force was around 20 per cent for persons not belonging to a family. For spouses of families with children, the corresponding share was about eight per cent.

Next release:
16 Feb 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: 21.1.2018].
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