Official Statistics of Finland


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Highest qualification of the unemployed was usually an initial vocational qualification in 2018
17 Dec 2019
According to the preliminary data of Statistics Finland's employment statistics, most unemployed relative to the labour force was found among those with qualifications in the fields of arts and humanities, technology and service industries at the end of 2018. There were least unemployed in relative terms among persons with qualifications in education and in health and welfare. One-quarter of the unemployed had no post-basic level educational qualification or qualification data was unknown, and for one in two the highest qualification was an upper secondary level qualification.

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17 Apr 2020

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: 2.4.2020].
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