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Economic dependency ratio rose in 2012
21 Mar 2014
According to the data of Statistics Finland's employment statistics for the year 2012, the economic dependency ratio rose by 2.5 percentage points from the previous year. In 2012, there were 132 non-employed persons per one hundred employed persons. During the period from 1987 to 2012, the dependency ratio has been at its highest in the year of recession, 1993 (172). At its lowest, the dependency ratio was in 1989, when there were 112 non-employed per one hundred employed persons.

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5 Jun 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: 18.4.2014].
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