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Appendix table 47. Employed person aged 15-74 by educational level and sex in 2017 - 2019 1)

  Year Change Change
2017 2018 2019 2018/2019 2018/2019
1000 persons 1000 persons 1000 persons 1000 persons Per cent, %
Sex Level of education          
Both sexes Total 2 473 2 540 2 566 26 1,0
Upper secondary education (3,4) 1 097 1 116 1 128 11 1,0
Tertiary education total (5,6,7,8) 1 102 1 129 1 164 35 3,1
- lowest level tertiary education (5) 273 271 255 -17 -6,2
- lower university level (6) 423 438 463 24 5,5
- higher university or doctorate level (7,8) 407 420 447 27 6,5
No post-basic level education or level of education unknown 274 294 274 -21 -7,0
Males Total 1 282 1 317 1 327 10 0,8
Upper secondary education (3,4) 623 640 648 8 1,2
Tertiary education total (5,6,7,8) 479 489 509 20 4,1
- lowest level tertiary education (5) 105 101 96 -4 -4,1
- lower university level (6) 191 194 213 19 9,9
- higher university or doctorate level (7,8) 183 195 199 5 2,5
No post-basic level education or level of education unknown 180 188 170 -18 -9,5
Females Total 1 191 1 223 1 239 16 1,3
Upper secondary education (3,4) 473 477 480 3 0,7
Tertiary education total (5,6,7,8) 623 640 655 15 2,3
- lowest level tertiary education (5) 168 171 158 -13 -7,4
- lower university level (6) 232 244 249 5 2,1
- higher university or doctorate level (7,8) 224 225 248 23 10,0
No post-basic level education or level of education unknown 94 106 103 -3 -2,5
1) Starting from 2018, education data are from the Register of Completed Education and Degrees for the year before the survey year. Education data for previous years are from the Register of Completed Education and Degrees in the survey year.

Source: Labour force survey 2019, December. Statistics Finland

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Updated 24.1.2020

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Labour force survey [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-7857. December 2019, Appendix table 47. Employed person aged 15-74 by educational level and sex in 2017 - 2019 1) . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 2.10.2022].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/tyti/2019/12/tyti_2019_12_2020-01-24_tau_047_en.html