Definitions of the used concepts can be found on the home page of the Labour Force Survey under "Concepts and definitions" and in the printed annual publication and its pdf version.
Small figures concerning no more than 4,000 persons that are presented in the tables should be viewed with reservations because they are based on a low number of respondents.
Symbols used in the tables
Magnitude less than half of unit employed ”0”
Nil to report or data too uncertain for presentation ”.”
Due to rounding , the sums in the tables may not always agree.
Data on education concerning 2011will be available in late 2012.
Classification of regions was revised in 2011. Data by region from earlier years are presented in the tables according to the revised classification.
The category “Total” of data by industry, employer sector and socio-economic group includes those employed persons or employees for whom the data concerned are unknown.
In Appendix tables 27–29 category "Total" also includes the employees whose form of working hours is unknown. Category "Unknown" includes the employees who are unable to say whether they work full-time or part-time.
Data from 2009 onwards on overtime work are not fully comparable with earlier data.
Socio-economic group has been determined in 2011 from the Classification of Occupations 2010 and prior to that from the Classification of Occupations 1987. The data are not comparable with each other.
Source: Labour Force Survey 2011. Statistics Finland
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Contents (Labour force survey 2011, Employment and unemployment in 2011)