Official Statistics of Finland

Labour force survey

Producer: Statistics Finland

Latest release:
Fewer employed persons and more unemployed persons in October compared to one year ago
24 Nov 2020
According to Statistics Finlands Labour Force Survey, the number of employed people was 26,000 lower in October 2020 than one year ago. There were 34,000 more unemployed than in October 2019. The trend of the employment rate was 71.7 per cent and the trend of the unemployment rate was 8.3 per cent.

Next release:
22 Dec 2020

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: Labour Force Survey’s first employer sector data following the new classification have been published on 23 April 2020
23 Apr 2020
A new classification of employer sectors based on the standard Classification of Sectors 2012 was introduced at the beginning of 2020.

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Labour force survey [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-7857. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 4.12.2020].
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