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Latest publication: Labour force survey 2019, September

Appendix table 1. Key indicators in the Labour Force Survey by sex 2017/08 - 2018/08

  Year/Month Change
2017/08 2018/08 2017/08 - 2018/08
Per cent, % Per cent, % Percentage points
Indicator Sex      
Employment rate, persons aged 15-64 Both sexes 70,5 72,6 2,1
Males 72,0 74,4 2,4
Females 69,0 70,8 1,8
Unemployment rate, persons aged 15-74 Both sexes 7,5 6,8 -0,7
Males 6,9 6,3 -0,6
Females 8,1 7,3 -0,8
Activity rate, persons aged 15–74 Both sexes 65,7 66,8 1,1
Males 67,8 69,0 1,2
Females 63,5 64,4 0,9

Source: Labour force survey 2018, August. Statistics Finland

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Updated 25.09.2018

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Labour force survey [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-7857. August 2018, Appendix table 1. Key indicators in the Labour Force Survey by sex 2017/08 - 2018/08 . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 17.11.2019].
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