Official Statistics of Finland


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Number of employed persons fell most among young students in 2020
16 Dec 2021
According to preliminary data of Statistics Finland's employment statistics for 2020, the number of employed students at the end of the year was 254,600, which was nearly ten per cent lower than in the year before. The number of employed students fell in all fields of education except for health and welfare, where the number of employed students grew from the previous year. The employment rate of students fell by two percentage points, being 48 per cent in 2020. Employment rate decreased among students in all fields of education.

Description: Employment statistics are annual statistics providing data by region on the population’s economic activity and employment. The population for the statistics is the permanently resident population in the country on the last day of the year. The data are mainly derived from administrative registers and statistical data files. The unit-specific data of the employment statistics are confidential by virtue of the Statistics Act. Data can be compiled by all regional divisions based on municipalities and co-ordinates and by postal code areas.
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Keywords: dependency ratio, employed persons, employment, entrepreneurs, foreigners, industrial structure, industries, labour force, nationality, occupations, population, private sector, public sector, risk of unemployment, socio-economic group, status in employment, unemployed, unemployment, workplaces.
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Change: The new Classification of Occupations will be introduced in the employment statistics in November 2012
28 Sep 2011
The new Classification of Occupations 2010 will be taken into use in the annual statistics for 2010 in November 2012.

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Employment [e-publication].
ISSN=2323-6825. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 22.1.2022].
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