Concepts




Employed


The employed labour force includes all persons aged 18 to 74 who were in gainful employment in the last week of the year and were not registered as unemployed job seekers in the job seeker register of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment or performing mandatory military or non-military service. Data on employment are based on the information of employment pension authorities and the tax administration.



Statistics using the definition

Validity of the definition

Source organisation

  • Tilastokeskus

A person is employed if he/she has during the survey week been in gainful employment at least one hour against wages or salary or fringe benefits, or to make profit. Employees temporarily absent from work during the survey week are also classified as employed if the reason for absence is maternity or paternity leave or own illness or the absence has lasted for under three months. A self-employed person or an unpaid worker in an enterprise of a family member is calculated in employed regardless of the length or reason for absence.



Statistics using the definition

Validity of the definition

  • Valid until (31 December 2078)
  • A person is employed if he/she has during the survey week been in gainful employment at least one hour against wages or salary or fringe benefits, or to make profit. Employees temporarily absent from work during the survey week are also classified as employed if the reason for absence is maternity or paternity leave or own illness or the absence has lasted for under three months, or if pay or earnings-related compensation of at least one-half of their normal pay is paid to them. A self-employed person or an unpaid worker in an enterprise of a family member is calculated in employed regardless of the length or reason for absence.



    Statistics using the definition

    Validity of the definition

    • 1 January 2008 - 31 December 2008

    Source organisation

    • Tilastokeskus

    Related concepts

    Employed persons are those who during the survey week have been gainfully employed for at least an hour for a pay or benefit in kind or for gaining profit. Those temporarily absent from work due to holiday or illness are also counted as employed. Those laid off for a fixed period (under 3 months) or those on maternity, paternity or parental leave from work are included in employed. Others absent from work for over one month without pay (e.g. conscripts, those on child home care allowance, job alternation leave or leave of absence) are not employed. The employed can be wage and salary earners, self-employed or unpaid family workers.



    Statistics using the definition

    Validity of the definition

    • 1 May 1998 - 31 December 2007

    Source organisation

    • Tilastokeskus

    Related concepts

Source organisation

  • Tilastokeskus

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