Official Statistics of Finland

Labour force survey

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Employment continued to grow in 2019
07 May 2020
According to Statistics Finland's Labour Force Survey, the employment rate for the population aged 15 to 64 was 72.6 per cent in 2019. Mens employment rate was 73.3 per cent and womens 71.8 per cent. Men's employment rate grew by 0.6 percentage points and women's by 1.2 percentage points compared to 2018. These data derive from Statistics Finlands annual review Labour Force Survey 2019, time series data 2010 to 2019.

Next release:
27 May 2020

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: Labour Force Survey’s first employer sector data following the new classification have been published on 23 April 2020
23 Apr 2020
A new classification of employer sectors based on the standard Classification of Sectors 2012 was introduced at the beginning of 2020.

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Labour force survey [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-7857. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 25.5.2020].
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