Official Statistics of Finland

Labour force survey

Producer: Statistics Finland

Latest release:
Recording of working hours is commonly made by employees themselves
31 Aug 2020
An additional survey for the Labour Force Survey studied the organisation of gainful work, working time arrangements and duration of commuting during 2019. The results show that 90 per cent of employees are covered by recording of working hours or monitoring of attendance at work. Very few consider their home to be their primary workplace. The journey to work takes longest time in Uusimaa.

Next release:
22 Sep 2020

Description: The Labour Force Survey collects statistical data on the participation in work, employment, unemployment and activity of persons outside the labour force among the population aged between 15 and 74. The Labour Force Survey data collection is based on a random sample drawn twice a year from the Statistics Finland population database. The monthly sample consists of some 12,000 persons and the data are collected with computer-assisted telephone interviews. The information provided by the respondents is used to produce a picture of the activities of the entire population aged between 15 and 74. A so-called ad hoc module with annually changing topics is also carried out in connection with the Labour Force Survey.
Read full description >>>
Keywords: active population, activity rate, employed persons, employed rate, employees, employment, employment relationship, fixed-term employment, full-time work, hours worked per week, inactive population, industrial structure, industries, labour market, labour force status, long-term unemployed, occupations, part-time work, private sector, public sector, self-employed persons, socio-economic group, status in employment, temporary lay-off, unemployed persons, unemployment, unemployment rate, weekly working hours, working hours, working life, youth unemployment.
Statistics by keywords >>>
Change: Labour Force Survey’s first employer sector data following the new classification have been published on 23 April 2020
23 Apr 2020
A new classification of employer sectors based on the standard Classification of Sectors 2012 was introduced at the beginning of 2020.

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Labour force survey [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-7857. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 18.9.2020].
Access method: