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Table 1. Number of employed students by fields of education in 2019 and 2020

Field of education 2020 2019 Change from 2019 to 2020, number Change from 2019 to 2020, %
Arts and humanities 17,542 19,600 -2,058 -11
Education 9,491 10,060 -569 -6
Business, administration and law 49,038 51,629 -2,591 -5
Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics 7,730 8,160 -430 -5
Agriculture, forestry, fisheries and veterinary 7,750 7,860 -110 -1
Services 20,704 23,040 -2,336 -10
Engineering, manufacturing and construction 44,236 46,180 -1,944 -4
Health and welfare 53,151 52,265 886 2
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) 16,065 16,619 -554 -3
Social sciences, journalism and information 10,851 11,542 -691 -6
Generic programmes and qualifications 10,973 13,275 -2,302 -17
1) Data are preliminary

Source: Employment Statistics, Statistics Finland

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Updated 16.12.2021

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Employment [e-publication].
ISSN=2323-6825. profession and socio economic position 2020, Table 1. Number of employed students by fields of education in 2019 and 2020 . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 24.9.2022].
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