Published: 1 April 2014

Employment weakened in 2013

According to the Labour Force Survey of Statistics Finland, the number of employed persons was 2,457,000 in 2013, which was 27,000 fewer than in 2012. In turn, the number of unemployed persons grew by 12,000 persons from the year before. In 2013, the average number of unemployed persons was 219,000. The unemployment rate was, on average, 8.2 per cent in 2013, having been 7.7 per cent in 2012.

Change from the previous year in the number of employed persons by sex in 1993-2013, persons aged 15 to 74

Change from the previous year in the number of employed persons by sex in 1993-2013, persons aged 15 to 74

According to the Labour Force Survey of Statistics Finland, the number of employed persons was 2,457,000 in 2013, which was 27,000 fewer than in 2012. Unlike in the two previous years, women's employment rate also weakened from 2012 to 2013. The number of employed women decreased by 11,000 persons and that of employed men by 16,000 persons compared to 2012.

At 68.5, the employment rate for the population aged 15 to 64 was 0.5 percentage points lower in 2013 than in the previous year. Men’s employment rate was 69.2 per cent and women’s 67.8 per cent. Men's employment rate went down by 0.6 percentage points and women's by 0.3 percentage points from 2012.

In turn, the number of unemployed persons grew by 12,000 persons in 2013 from the year before. In 2013, the average number of unemployed persons was 219,000, of which 122,000 were men and 97,000 women. The numbers of unemployed men and women both grew by roughly as much.

The unemployment rate was, on average, 8.2 per cent in 2013, having been 7.7 per cent in 2012. Men’s unemployment rate was 8.8 per cent and women’s 7.5 per cent.

In 2013, besides unemployed persons, there were 124,000 persons in the inactive population in so-called disguised unemployment, who would and could have accepted work, but had not looked for it actively. The number of persons in disguised unemployment grew by 11,000 from 2012.

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Source: Labour Force Survey 2013. Statistics Finland

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Labour force survey [e-publication].
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