Official Statistics of Finland


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Number of jobs highest in human health and social work activities in 2014
28 Sep 2016
According to Statistics Finlands employment statistics, there were 386,000 persons working in human health and social work activities (industry Q) at the end of 2014. Industry Q also includes child day-care activities. Between 2007 and 2014, the number of jobs in human health and social work activities increased by 34,000 (9.8%). In 2014, the industry was the biggest employer, while in 2007, most jobs were found in manufacturing (industry C), 397,000. In 2014, there were 103,000 fewer jobs in manufacturing (-25.9%).

Next release:
4 Nov 2016

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: 28.10.2016].
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