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Appendix table 55. Unemployment rates by educational level and sex in 2017 - 2019, persons aged 15-74 1)

  Year Change
2017 2018 2019 2018/2019
Per cent, % Per cent, % Per cent, % Percentage points
Sex Level of education        
Both sexes Total 8,6 7,4 6,7 -0,7
Upper secondary education (3,4) 9,6 8,0 7,1 -1,0
Tertiary education total (5,6,7,8) 5,3 4,2 3,9 -0,2
- lowest level tertiary education (5) 5,3 4,7 3,7 -1,0
- lower university level (6) 5,5 4,5 4,5 0,0
- higher university or doctorate level (7,8) 5,3 3,5 3,5 0,0
No post-basic level education or level of education unknown 16,7 15,8 15,6 -0,1
Males Total 8,9 7,4 7,2 -0,2
Upper secondary education (3,4) 9,7 7,6 7,3 -0,4
Tertiary education total (5,6,7,8) 5,3 4,1 4,3 0,1
- lowest level tertiary education (5) 5,1 5,2 4,5 -0,8
- lower university level (6) 6,1 4,3 4,8 0,5
- higher university or doctorate level (7,8) 4,7 3,3 3,5 0,3
No post-basic level education or level of education unknown 14,6 14,5 14,7 0,2
Females Total 8,4 7,3 6,2 -1,1
Upper secondary education (3,4) 9,5 8,6 6,8 -1,8
Tertiary education total (5,6,7,8) 5,3 4,2 3,7 -0,5
- lowest level tertiary education (5) 5,4 4,3 3,2 -1,1
- lower university level (6) 4,9 4,7 4,2 -0,4
- higher university or doctorate level (7,8) 5,7 3,7 3,5 -0,2
No post-basic level education or level of education unknown 20,3 17,9 17,2 -0,7
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

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Labour force survey [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-7857. December 2019, Appendix table 55. Unemployment rates by educational level and sex in 2017 - 2019, persons aged 15-74 1) . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 31.3.2020].
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