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Published: 25 April 2006

Employment grew and unemployment fell in March 2006

According to the Labour Force Survey of Statistics Finland, the number of employed persons was 2,395,000 in March, i.e. 30,000 higher than one year before. The employment rate stood at 67.6 per cent, while it was 67.1 per cent in March 2005.

The number of unemployed persons was 211,000 in March, which is 7,000 fewer than one year before. The rate of unemployment was 8.1 per cent, while it was 8.5 per cent one year earlier.

Changes in the labour force 3/2005 - 3/2006, thousand persons

  March 2006 March 2005 Change, %
3/05 - 3/06
Employed total 2,395 2,365 1.3
Employment rate, % 67.6 67.1 0.5 2
Unemployed 1 211 219 -3.3
Unemployment rate, % 8.1 8.5 -0.4 2
Labour force, total 2,607 2,584 0.9
Labour force participation rate, % 65.9 65.5 0.4 2
Economically inactive, total 1,351 1,360 -0.6
Unrounded figures are used in the CHANGE column
1 Based on the recommendations of the International Labour Organisation (ILO)
2 percentage points

Source: Labour force survey 2006, March. Statistics Finland

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Labour force survey [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-7857. March 2006. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 20.10.2019].
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