Official Statistics of Finland


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Temporary employment agency activities employ more people than before - growth of jobs in employment activities over 16,000
21 Sep 2018
According to Statistics Finland's employment statistics, the number of jobs in the industry of employment activities grew by 16,100 between 2013 and 2016. Employment activities include activities of employment placement agencies, temporary employment agency activities and other human resources provision. The number of jobs grew in employment activities clearly more than in other industries. During three years, jobs decreased most in the industry of retail trade. One employed person forms one job in the employment statistics.

Next release:
2 Nov 2018

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: 15.10.2018].
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