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Appendix table 55. Unemployment rates by educational level and sex in 2015 - 2017, persons aged 15-74

  Year Change
2015 2016 2017 2016/2017
Per cent, % Per cent, % Per cent, % Percentage points
Sex Level of education        
Both sexes Total 9,4 8,8 8,6 -0,2
Upper secondary education (3,4) 10,6 9,6 9,6 0,1
Tertiary education total (5,6,7,8) 6,0 5,9 5,3 -0,5
- lowest level tertiary education (5) 5,2 5,3 5,3 0,0
- lower university level (6) 6,8 6,4 5,5 -1,0
- higher university or doctorate level (7,8) 5,7 5,8 5,3 -0,5
No post-basic level education or level of education unknown 16,2 16,0 16,7 0,6
Males Total 9,9 9,0 8,9 -0,2
Upper secondary education (3,4) 10,8 9,9 9,7 -0,2
Tertiary education total (5,6,7,8) 6,5 6,0 5,3 -0,7
- lowest level tertiary education (5) 5,8 5,7 5,1 -0,6
- lower university level (6) 7,6 6,9 6,1 -0,8
- higher university or doctorate level (7,8) 5,8 5,2 4,7 -0,6
No post-basic level education or level of education unknown 14,7 13,5 14,6 1,2
Females Total 8,8 8,6 8,4 -0,2
Upper secondary education (3,4) 10,3 9,1 9,5 0,4
Tertiary education total (5,6,7,8) 5,6 5,8 5,3 -0,4
- lowest level tertiary education (5) 4,9 5,0 5,4 0,4
- lower university level (6) 6,1 6,0 4,9 -1,1
- higher university or doctorate level (7,8) 5,6 6,2 5,7 -0,5
No post-basic level education or level of education unknown 18,9 20,3 20,3 0,0

Source: Labour force survey 2018, December. Statistics Finland

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Labour force survey [e-publication].
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