Official Statistics of Finland

Labour force survey

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Employment weakened slightly in 2014, mens and womens employment rates came closer to each other
28 Apr 2015
The employment rate decreased a little in 2014 and unemployment increased. The weakening in employment affected in particular men so that there was no longer much difference between the employment rate of men and women. The number of employees decreased but the number of self-employed persons increased. The number of new employment contracts of under one year's duration went down and part-time work became more common. These data derive from the annual review Employment and Unemployment in 2014 of Statistics Finlands Labour Force Survey.

Next release:
27 May 2015

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 content of the Labour Force Survey tables in databases has been extended
25 Nov 2014

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Labour force survey [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-7857. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 22.5.2015].
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