Official Statistics of Finland

Labour force survey

Producer: Statistics Finland
Data:

Latest release:
Unemployment decreased clearly compared with the year before
24 Apr 2019
According to Statistics Finlands Labour Force Survey, the number of unemployed persons in March was 49,000 lower and that of employed persons 61,000 higher than one year ago. The trend of the employment rate was 72.6 per cent in March. The unemployment rate in the first quarter of the year was 7.1 per cent, which was 1.7 percentage points lower than in the previous year's January to March.

Next release:
23 May 2019

Description: The Labour Force Survey collects statistical data on the participation in work, employment, unemployment and activity of persons outside the labour force among the population aged between 15 and 74. The Labour Force Survey data collection is based on a random sample drawn twice a year from the Statistics Finland population database. The monthly sample consists of some 12,000 persons and the data are collected with computer-assisted telephone interviews. The information provided by the respondents is used to produce a picture of the activities of the entire population aged between 15 and 74. A so-called ad hoc module with annually changing topics is also carried out in connection with the Labour Force Survey.
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Keywords: active population, activity rate, employed persons, employed rate, employees, employment, employment relationship, fixed-term employment, full-time work, hours worked per week, inactive population, industrial structure, industries, labour market, labour force status, long-term unemployed, occupations, part-time work, private sector, public sector, self-employed persons, socio-economic group, status in employment, temporary lay-off, unemployed persons, unemployment, unemployment rate, weekly working hours, working hours, working life, youth unemployment.
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Change: The release on zero-hour contracts is postponed
03 May 2019
The release on employees working on zero-hour contracts is postponed from the previously announced release date of 9 May 2019.

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Labour force survey [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-7857. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 22.5.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/tyti/index_en.html