Official Statistics of Finland

Labour force survey

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Latest release:
Unemployment rate 7.4 per cent in August
23 Sep 2014
According to Statistics Finlands Labour Force Survey, the number of unemployed persons in August 2014 was 197,000, which was 6,000 higher than one year ago. The unemployment rate was 7.4 per cent, having been 7.1 per cent in August of the year before. The number of employed persons was 21,000 lower than in last year's August. The weak labour market situation does not encourage people to seek work actively, which is visible as an increase in disguised unemployment. The number of persons in disguised unemployment in the inactive population was 32,000 higher than one year earlier.

Next release:
7 Oct 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: 1.10.2014].
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