Official Statistics of Finland

Labour force survey

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Employment grew considerably in 2018
11 Apr 2019
According to Statistics Finland's Labour Force Survey, the employment rate for the population aged 15 to 64 was 71.7 per cent in 2018. Mens employment rate was 72.7 per cent and womens 70.6 per cent. Men's employment rate grew by 2.0 percentage points and women's by 2.1 percentage points compared to 2017. These data derive from Statistics Finlands annual review Labour Force Survey 2018, time series data 2009 to 2018.

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24 Apr 2019

Description: The Labour Force Survey collects statistical data on the participation in work, employment, unemployment and activity of persons outside the labour force among the population aged between 15 and 74. The Labour Force Survey data collection is based on a random sample drawn twice a year from the Statistics Finland population database. The monthly sample consists of some 12,000 persons and the data are collected with computer-assisted telephone interviews. The information provided by the respondents is used to produce a picture of the activities of the entire population aged between 15 and 74. A so-called ad hoc module with annually changing topics is also carried out in connection with the Labour Force Survey.
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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Labour force survey [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-7857. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 18.4.2019].
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