Official Statistics of Finland


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Placement of new employed persons in occupations 2012
06 Nov 2014
According to Statistics Finland's employment statistics, around 196,600 new employed persons entered the labour market in 2012. Most of the employed were students (around 90,100 persons 1) ). Of unemployed persons, around 63,200 persons found employment. The most common occupational groups for new employed persons were shop sales assistants (around 15,000 persons), office cleaners and social work assistants. Altogether, the number of new employed persons was around 24,900 lower in 2012 than in 2011.

Next release:
16 Dec 2014

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: 26.11.2014].
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