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Latest publication: Labour force survey 2018, December

Published: 20 February 2007

Unemployment fell in January 2007

According to the Labour Force Survey of Statistics Finland, the number of employed persons in January was 2,380,000, or 27,000 higher than a year earlier. The employment rate stood at 67.1 per cent, while it was 66.6 per cent in January 2006.

The number of unemployed persons was 195,000 in January, which is 31,000 fewer than in the year before. The unemployment rate was 7.6 per cent, while it was 8.7 per cent one year earlier.

Changes in the labour force 1/2006 - 1/2007, thousand persons

  January 2007 January 2006 Change, %
1/06 - 1/07
Employed total 2 380 2 353 1.2
 Employment rate, % 67.1 66.6 0.52
 Unemployed1 195 226 -13.5
 Unemployment rate, % 7.6 8.7 -1.12
 Labour force, total 2 575 2 578 -0.1
 Labour force participation rate, % 64.8 65.2 -0.42
 Economically inactive, total 1 397 1 377 1.4
Unrounded figures are used in the CHANGE column
1 Based on the recommendations of the International Labour Organisation (ILO)
2 percentage points

Source: Labour force survey 2007, January. Statistics Finland

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Labour force survey [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-7857. January 2007. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 22.2.2019].
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