Official Statistics of Finland

Labour force survey

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Employment weakened in 2013
01 Apr 2014
According to the Labour Force Survey of Statistics Finland, the number of employed persons was 2,457,000 in 2013, which was 27,000 fewer than in 2012. In turn, the number of unemployed persons grew by 12,000 persons from the year before. In 2013, the average number of unemployed persons was 219,000. The unemployment rate was, on average, 8.2 per cent in 2013, having been 7.7 per cent in 2012.

Next release:
24 Apr 2014

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: Releases of annual Labour Force Survey data for 2013
21 Jan 2014

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Labour force survey [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-7857. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 21.4.2014].
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