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Official Statistics of Finland

Employment of students

Producer: Statistics Finland

Latest release:
Share of working students decreased in 2020
17 Mar 2022
According to Statistics Finland's Education Statistics, employment among students aged at least 18 decreased by 4.7 percentage points in 2020 from the previous year. Working while studying decreased most for students in general upper secondary education. Working was most common in connection with university and university of applied sciences studies. Fifty-one per cent of university students and 53 per cent of university of applied sciences students had an employment relationship while studying. In all, 43 per cent of students in vocational education and 25 per cent of students in general upper secondary education were employed during studies.

Description: These statistics describe employment during studies among students attending post-comprehensive school education. The data on employment among students are produced by combining Statistics Finland’s individual-based data files on students with the data of employment statistics. No surveys are conducted among students. The statistics contain a diversity of data on the education and employment of students. The statistics have been produced annually since 1995. In 2005 the population of the statistics was modified to include only students 18 years of age or older. Statistics for the years 1995–2004 include the employment data of students younger than 18 years of age, unless otherwise indicated. In accordance with the Statistics Act, the personal data from which these statistics are compiled are confidential. As a rule, the statistics produced from them are public.
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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Employment of students [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-0017. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 24.3.2023].
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