Official Statistics of Finland


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Most common industry for persons with foreign background was general cleaning of buildings in 2017
03 Oct 2019
According to Statistics Finland's employment statistics, 11,300 persons with foreign background were employed in the industry of general cleaning of buildings in 2017. Around eight per cent of employed persons of foreign origin worked in the industry. General cleaning of buildings has been the most common industry for the population with foreign background since 2010. Examined by groups according to time resident in the country, it was more common to work in the industry among the employed who had lived in Finland for a shorter period.

Next release:
1 Nov 2019

Description: Employment statistics are annual statistics providing data by region on the population’s economic activity and employment. The population for the statistics is the permanently resident population in the country on the last day of the year. The data are mainly derived from administrative registers and statistical data files. The unit-specific data of the employment statistics are confidential by virtue of the Statistics Act. Data can be compiled by all regional divisions based on municipalities and co-ordinates and by postal code areas.
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Keywords: dependency ratio, employed persons, employment, entrepreneurs, foreigners, industrial structure, industries, labour force, nationality, occupations, population, private sector, public sector, risk of unemployment, socio-economic group, status in employment, unemployed, unemployment, workplaces.
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Change: The new Classification of Occupations will be introduced in the employment statistics in November 2012
28 Sep 2011
The new Classification of Occupations 2010 will be taken into use in the annual statistics for 2010 in November 2012.

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Employment [e-publication].
ISSN=2323-6825. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 20.10.2019].
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