Labour Market

Population by activity

  Unit 1990 2000 2010 2014 2015 2016
Mean population 1 000 4 986 5 176 5 363 5 462 5 480 5 495
Population
aged 15–74
1 000 3 737 3 901 4 043 4 095 4 102 4 109
Labour force 1 000 2 586 2 589 2 672 2 679 2 689 2 685
  Employed 1 000 2 504 2 335 2 447 2 447 2 437 2 448
  Unemployed 1 000 82 253 224 232 252 237
Inactive population 1 000 1 151 1 312 1 372 1 416 1 413 1 424
Labour force rate % 69,2 66,4 66,1 65,4 65,6 65,3
Unemployment rate % 3,2 9,8 8,4 8,7 9,4 8,8
Employment rate
(persons aged 15–64)
% 74,1 66,9 67,8 68,3 68,1 68,7
Employed 1 000 2 504 2 335 2 447 2 447 2 437 2 448
Hours worked
Part-time work 1 000 238 286 358 377 378 399
Full-time work 1 000 2 267 2 047 2 087 2 068 2 057 2 048
Unknown 1 000 - 2 2 2 2 1
Employer
Private 1 000 1 793 1 692 1 774 1 764 1 759 1 783
Local government 1 000 482 486 510 534 532 528
Central government 1 000 226 151 153 139 136 129
Unknown 1 000 3 6 10 10 9 7
Industrial status
Self-employed persons
and assisting family
members
1 000 388 319 328 343 346 344
Wage and salary
earners
1 000 2 116 2 016 2 120 2 105 2 090 2 105
Unknown 1 000 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hours worked million
hours
4 415 I   4 019 3 998 3 956 3 947 4 012

I  line across a time series shows substantial breaks in the homogeneity of a series

Source: Statistics Finland, Labour force survey

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Updated: 31.3.2017

Employed persons by industry

Industry (TOL 2008) 2000 2010 2014 2015 2016
1 000 persons
Total 2 335 2 447 2 447 2 437 2 448
Agriculture, forestry and fishing; mining and quarrying  146 115 109 109 101
Manufacturing; electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning and water supply; sewerage and waste management  473 388 359 352 356
Construction  147 172 169 168 178
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles  277 298 290 284 290
Transportation and storage  152 156 140 137 141
Accommodation and food service activities  77 83 86 87 85
Information and communication  89 95 100 106 101
Financial, insurance and real estate activities  70 71 74 73 75
Professional, scientific and technical activities; administrative and support service activities  184 250 269 277 271
Public administration and defence; compulsory social security  115 117 106 106 111
Education  165 174 180 179 173
Human health and social work activities  326 379 402 404 409
Arts, entertainment and recreation; other service activities  109 139 151 145 148
Industry unknown  6 12 11 9 8

Source: Statistics Finland, Labour force survey

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Updated: 25.1.2017

Employees by type of employment relationship

  All employment relationships
Employees, total Permanent full-time work Permanent part-time work Fixed-term work
1 000 persons
2007 2 178 1 625 205 348
2008 2 207 1 678 196 333
2009 2 123 1 610 201 311
2010 2 120 1 581 209 330
2011 2 143 1 585 222 336
2012 2 146 1 588 222 336
2013 2 127 1 580 217 330
2014 2 105 1 558 218 329
2015 2 090 1 549 219 322
2016 2 105 1 545 227 333

Source: Statistics Finland, Labour force survey

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Updated: 24.1.2017

Unemployed

  Unemployed, 1 000 persons
Total Males Females
1990 82 49 33
1991 169 106 62
1992 292 178 114
1993 405 235 170
1994 408 235 174
1995 382 204 178
1996 363 186 176
1997 314 160 154
1998 285 143 142
1999 261 130 131
2000 253 122 131
2001 238 117 121
2002 237 123 114
2003 235 124 111
2004 229 118 111
2005 220 111 109
2006 204 101 104
2007 183 90 93
2008 172 85 87
2009 221 122 99
2010 224 126 98
2011 209 117 91
2012 207 115 92
2013 219 122 97
2014 232 129 103
2015 252 137 115
2016 237 126 111

Source: Statistics Finland, Labour force survey

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Updated: 24.1.2017

Unemployment rate

  Unemployment rate, % Long-term unemployed 1)
Total Males Females 15–24 years of age % of unemployed
2000 9,8 9,1 10,6 21,4 27,2
2001 9,1 8,6 9,7 19,8 24,0
2002 9,1 9,1 9,1 21,0 23,1
2003 9,0 9,2 8,9 21,8 23,4
2004 8,8 8,7 8,9 20,7 22,3
2005 8,4 8,2 8,6 20,1 23,5
2006 7,7 7,4 8,1 18,7 23,7
2007 6,9 6,5 7,2 16,5 22,7
2008 6,4 6,1 6,7 16,5 18,0
2009 8,2 8,9 7,6 21,5 16,5
2010 8,4 9,1 7,6 21,4 23,4
2011 7,8 8,4 7,1 20,1 22,4
2012 7,7 8,3 7,1 19,0 21,5
2013 8,2 8,8 7,5 19,9 21,0
2014 8,7 9,3 8,0 20,5 22,8
2015 9,4 9,9 8,8 22,4 24,9
2016 8,8 9,0 8,6 20,1 26,3

1) Unemployed continuously for 12 months or longer

Source: Statistics Finland, Labour force survey

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Updated: 30.1.2017

 

Main topic: Labour Market

Last updated 31 Mar 2017