Official Statistics of Finland


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Commuting is common in professional occupations
01 Nov 2019
According to the data of Statistics Finland's employment statistics, 185,000 professionals and 165,000 experts worked outside their municipality of residence in 2017. There were most professionals among commuters, 23.5 per cent, while experts represented around 21.0 per cent of commuters 1) . Among towns with at least 100,000 jobs, the biggest commuter group to Helsinki, Espoo and Tampere were software and applications developers and analysts, most shop sales persons commuted to Vantaa, and most nursing and midwifery associate professionals commuted to Turku.

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17 Dec 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: 8.12.2019].
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