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Appendix table 47. Employed person aged 15-74 by educational level and sex in 2015 - 2017

  Year Change Change
2015 2016 2017 2016/2017 2016/2017
1000 persons 1000 persons 1000 persons 1000 persons Per cent, %
Sex Level of education          
Both sexes Total 2 437 2 448 2 473 25 1,0
Upper secondary education (3,4) 1 098 1 103 1 097 -6 -0,5
Tertiary education total (5,6,7,8) 1 057 1 064 1 102 39 3,6
- lowest level tertiary education (5) 293 282 273 -9 -3,2
- lower university level (6) 382 399 423 24 6,0
- higher university or doctorate level (7,8) 382 383 407 24 6,2
No post-basic level education or level of education unknown 282 282 274 -8 -2,7
Males Total 1 249 1 267 1 282 16 1,2
Upper secondary education (3,4) 607 620 623 4 0,6
Tertiary education total (5,6,7,8) 461 466 479 13 2,8
- lowest level tertiary education (5) 112 109 105 -4 -3,3
- lower university level (6) 174 181 191 10 5,4
- higher university or doctorate level (7,8) 175 176 183 7 3,9
No post-basic level education or level of education unknown 180 181 180 -1 -0,6
Females Total 1 188 1 182 1 191 9 0,8
Upper secondary education (3,4) 491 483 473 -10 -2,0
Tertiary education total (5,6,7,8) 595 598 623 26 4,3
- lowest level tertiary education (5) 181 173 168 -5 -3,1
- lower university level (6) 207 218 232 14 6,5
- higher university or doctorate level (7,8) 207 207 224 17 8,1
No post-basic level education or level of education unknown 102 101 94 -7 -6,5

Source: Labour force survey 2018, December. Statistics Finland

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Updated 24.1.2019

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Labour force survey [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-7857. December 2018, Appendix table 47. Employed person aged 15-74 by educational level and sex in 2015 - 2017 . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 26.5.2019].
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