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Latest publication: Labour force survey 2019, August

Published: 24 April 2007

Employment grew in March 2007

According to the Labour Force Survey of Statistics Finland, the number of employed persons in March was 2,446,000, i.e. 51,000 higher than one year previously. The employment rate stood at 68.7 per cent, while it was 67.6 per cent in March 2006.

There were 203,000 unemployed in March, i.e. 8 000 less than in the previous year. The rate of unemployment was 7.7 per cent, while it was 8,1 per cent one year before.

Changes in the labour force 3/2006 - 3/2007, thousand persons

  March 2007 March 2006 Change, %
3/06 - 3/07
Employed total 2 446 2 395 2.1
Employment rate, % 68.7 67.6 1.1 2
Unemployed 1 203 211 -4.0
Unemployment rate, % 7.7 8.1 -0.4 2
Labour force, total 2 648 2 607 1,6
Labour force participation rate, % 66.6 65.9 0.7 2
Economically inactive, total 1 326 1 351 -1.9
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, March. Statistics Finland

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Labour force survey [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-7857. March 2007. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 18.10.2019].
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