Official Statistics of Finland


Producer: Statistics Finland

Latest release:
Unemployment made a downturn even among long-term unemployed
24 May 2019
According to Statistics Finland's employment statistics, the number of unemployed job seekers at the end of 2018 decreased by 13.5 per cent from the year before to 256,500 unemployed persons. From the peak level of unemployed persons in 2015, the number has decreased by 118,400 persons. The peak of prolonged unemployment was broken one to two years later than for shorter term unemployment.

Next release:
3 Oct 2019

Description: Employment statistics are annual statistics providing data by region on the population’s economic activity and employment. The population for the statistics is the permanently resident population in the country on the last day of the year. The data are mainly derived from administrative registers and statistical data files. The unit-specific data of the employment statistics are confidential by virtue of the Statistics Act. Data can be compiled by all regional divisions based on municipalities and co-ordinates and by postal code areas.
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Keywords: dependency ratio, employed persons, employment, entrepreneurs, foreigners, industrial structure, industries, labour force, nationality, occupations, population, private sector, public sector, risk of unemployment, socio-economic group, status in employment, unemployed, unemployment, workplaces.
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Change: The new Classification of Occupations will be introduced in the employment statistics in November 2012
28 Sep 2011
The new Classification of Occupations 2010 will be taken into use in the annual statistics for 2010 in November 2012.

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Employment [e-publication].
ISSN=2323-6825. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 17.9.2019].
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