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Published: 21 November 2006

Employment at the level of previous year in October 2006

According to the Labour Force Survey of Statistics Finland, the number of employed persons was 2,412,000 in October, i.e. 8,000 higher than one year before. This change is within the margin of error. The employment rate stood at 67.8 per cent, which was almost the same as one year before. The average number of employed persons in the January to October 2006 period was 40,000 more than over the corresponding period in the year before.

The number of unemployed persons was 187,000 in October, i.e. almost as many as one year before. At 7.2 per cent the rate of unemployment was the same as in October 2005.The average number of unemployed persons was 211,000, or 12,000 fewer than in the January to October period of 2005.

Changes in the labour force 9/2005 - 9/2006, thousand persons

  October 2006 October 2005 Change, %
10/05 - 10/06
Employed total 2 412 2 404 0.3
Employment rate, % 67.8 67.9 -0.12
Unemployed 1 187 185 0.8
Unemployment rate, % 7.2 7.2 0.02
Labour force, total 2 598 2 589 0.4
Labour force participation rate, % 65.5 65.5 0.02
Economically inactive, total 1 370 1 363 0.5
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, October. Statistics Finland

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Labour force survey [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-7857. October 2006. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 20.7.2019].
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