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Latest publication: Labour force survey 2019, August

Published: 20 March 2007

Unemployment fell in February 2007

According to the Labour Force Survey of Statistics Finland, the number of employed persons in February was 2,420,000, i.e. 25,000 higher than one year previously. The employment rate stood at 68.1 per cent, while it was 67.5 per cent in February 2006.

There were 197,000 unemployed in February, i.e. 22 000 less than in the previous year. The rate of unemployment was 7.5 per cent, while it was 8,4 per cent one year before.

Changes in the labour force 2/2006 - 2/2007, thousand persons

  February 2007 February 2006 Change, %
2/06 - 2/07
Employed total 2 420 2 395 1,1
Employment rate, % 68,1 67,5 0,6 2
Unemployed 1 197 219 -10,2
Unemployment rate, % 7,5 8,4 -0,9 2
Labour force, total 2 617 2 614 0,1
Labour force participation rate, % 65,9 66,1 -0,2 2
Economically inactive, total 1 357 1 343 1,0
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 2007, February. Statistics Finland

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Labour force survey [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-7857. February 2007. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 20.10.2019].
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