Official Statistics of Finland

Labour force survey

Producer: Statistics Finland

Latest release:
Mothers return to the labour market from family leaves more quickly than before
14 Nov 2019
In 2018, more mothers with small children were employed compared to 2014. During four years, mothers employment rate has increased by three percentage points. The increase has been biggest for mothers with children aged between one and two. These data derive from Statistics Finlands annual Labour Force Survey review Families and work 2018.

Next release:
26 Nov 2019

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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Keywords: active population, activity rate, employed persons, employed rate, employees, employment, employment relationship, fixed-term employment, full-time work, hours worked per week, inactive population, industrial structure, industries, labour market, labour force status, long-term unemployed, occupations, part-time work, private sector, public sector, self-employed persons, socio-economic group, status in employment, temporary lay-off, unemployed persons, unemployment, unemployment rate, weekly working hours, working hours, working life, youth unemployment.
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Change: The release on zero-hour contracts is postponed
03 May 2019
The release on employees working on zero-hour contracts is postponed from the previously announced release date of 9 May 2019.

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Labour force survey [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-7857. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 18.11.2019].
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