Published: 23 October 2007
According to the Labour Force Survey of Statistics Finland, the number of employed persons in September was 2 472 000, or 34 000 higher than a year earlier. Employment increased in the private sector and remained nearly unchanged in the public sector. The share of wage and salary earners in continuous full-time employment was 74,8 per cent, whereas one year before it was 74,5 per cent. The number of employed persons went up in the Provinces of Southern and Western Finland and fell in the Province of Eastern Finland.
In September, the employment rate , that is, the proportion of the employed among persons aged 15 to 64, stood at 69,3 per cent, which was 0,6 percentage points higher than one year before. The employment rate of men was 70,7 per cent and that of women 67,9 per cent. Adjusted for seasonal and random variation, the trend of the employment rate was 70,0 per cent.
According to the Labour Force Survey, there were 168 000 unemployed in September 2007, i.e. 11 000 fewer than in September of the year before. At 6,4 per cent, the unemployment rate was 0,5 percentage points lower than one year before. The trend of the unemployment rate was 7,1 per cent in September.
According to the Labour Force Survey, the average number of employed persons during the third quarter of 2007 was 2 542 000, which is 48 000 more than over the corresponding period the year before.The number of unemployed persons was 164 000, which is 17 000 fewer than in the July to September period of 2006.
According to the Labour Force Survey, the average number of employed persons in the January to September 2007 period was 2 494 000, which is 48 000 more than over the corresponding period in the year before. The average number of unemployed persons was 191 000, or 23 000 fewer than in the January to September period of 2006.
Changes in the labour force 2007/09 – 2006/09, thousand persons
2007/09 - 2006/09
|Employed, total||2 472||2 438||1,4|
|Labour force, total||2 640||2 617||0,9|
|Economically inactive, total||1 345||1 350||-0,4|
|Employment rate, %||69,3||68,7||0,6|
|Unemployment rate, %||6,4||6,8||-0,5|
|Labour force participation rate, %||66,3||66,0||0,3|
|Unrounded figures are used in the Change
The data are collected according to the ILO/EU definition.
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Source: Labour force survey 2007, September. Statistics Finland
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