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Latest publication: Labour force survey 2014, October

Published: 20 September 2005

Unemployment fell in August 2005

According to the Labour Force Survey of Statistics Finland, the number of unemployed persons was in August 188,000, i.e. 21,000 lower than one year previously. The rate of unemployment was 7.2 per cent, while it was 8.0 per cent one year before.

There were 2,437,000 employed in August 2005, i.e. 20,000 higher than one year before. The employment rate stood at 69.0 per cent, while it was 68.8 per cent in August 2004. In the January to August period of 2005 the average number of employed persons was 2,402,000, which is 32,000 higher than in the corresponding period of the year before.

Changes in the labour force 8/2004 - 8/2005, thousand persons

  August 2005 August 2004 Change, %
8/04 - 8/05
Employed total 2 437 2 417 0.8
Employment rate, % 69.0 68.8 0.2 2
Unemployed 1 188 209 -9.9
Unemployment rate, % 7.2 8.0 -0.8 2
Labour force, total 2 625 2 626 -0.0
Labour force participation rate, % 66.5 66.7 -0.2 2
Economically inactive, total 1 324 1 310 1.1
Unrounded figures are used in the CHANGE column
1 Based on the recommendations of the International Labour Organisation (ILO)
2 percentage points

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Source: Labour force survey 2005, August. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Mr Kalle Sinivuori +358 9 1734 3524, Mr Veli Rajaniemi +358 9 1734 3434, tyovoimatutkimus@tilastokeskus.fi

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Labour force survey [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-7857. August 2005. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 20.12.2014].
Access method: http://tilastokeskus.fi/til/tyti/2005/08/tyti_2005_08_2005-09-20_tie_001_en.html.

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