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Latest publication: Labour force survey 2019, February

Published: 20 June 2006

Employment and unemployment in May 2006

Statistical release 20 Jun 2006, updated 21 Jun 2006 *

According to the Labour Force Survey of Statistics Finland, the number of employed persons was 2,439,000 in May, i.e. 23,000 higher than one year before. The employment rate stood at 68.7 per cent, while it was 68.5 per cent in May 2005. Adjusted for seasonal variation, the employment rate was 68.5 per cent.*

The number of unemployed persons was 275,000 in May, almost the same number as one year previously. The rate of unemployment was 10.1 per cent, while it was 10.2 per cent one year earlier.

Changes in the labour force 5/2005 - 5/2006, thousand persons

  May 2006 May 2005 Change, %
5/05 - 5/06
Employed total 2 439 2 416 0,9
Employment rate, % 68,7 68,5 0,22
Unemployed 1 275 274 0,4
Unemployment rate, % 10,1 10,2 -0,1 2
Labour force, total 2 714 2 690 0,9
Labour force participation rate, % 68,5 68,2 0,3 2
Economically inactive, total 1 247 1 256 -0,7
Unrounded figures are used in the CHANGE column
1 Based on the recommendations of the International Labour Organisation (ILO)
2 percentage points

Source: Labour force survey 2006, May. Statistics Finland

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* Interpolation 21.6.2006

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Labour force survey [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-7857. May 2006. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 24.4.2019].
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