Official Statistics of Finland

Labour force survey

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Men's employment made an upturn in 2016
12 Apr 2017
According to Statistics Finland's Labour Force Survey, the employment rate for the population aged 15 to 64 was 68.7 per cent in 2016. The employment rate grew by 0.6 percentage points from 2015. The growth was mainly due to the employment rate of men, which rose by over one percentage point from 68.5 to 69.8 per cent in 2016. Womens employment rate remained almost unchanged, at 67.6 per cent in 2016. These data derive from Statistics Finland annual review Labour Force Survey 2016, time series data 2007 to 2016.

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27 Apr 2017

Description: The Labour Force Survey collects statistical data on the participation in work, employment, unemployment and activity of persons outside the labour force among the population aged between 15 and 74. The Labour Force Survey data collection is based on a random sample drawn twice a year from the Statistics Finland population database. The monthly sample consists of some 12,000 persons and the data are collected with computer-assisted telephone interviews. The information provided by the respondents is used to produce a picture of the activities of the entire population aged between 15 and 74. A so-called ad hoc module with annually changing topics is also carried out in connection with the Labour Force Survey.
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Change: The content of the Labour Force Survey tables in databases has been extended
23 Feb 2016

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Labour force survey [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-7857. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 26.4.2017].
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