Official Statistics of Finland

Labour force survey

Producer: Statistics Finland

Latest release:
Employment increased, unemployment decreased from one year ago
22 Oct 2019
According to Statistics Finlands Labour Force Survey there were 40,000 more employed persons in September than a year earlier. There were 9,000 fewer unemployed than in September 2018. The trend of the employment rate was 72.8 per cent and the trend of the unemployment rate was 6.7 per cent.

Next release:
14 Nov 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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Keywords: active population, activity rate, employed persons, employed rate, employees, employment, employment relationship, fixed-term employment, full-time work, hours worked per week, inactive population, industrial structure, industries, labour market, labour force status, long-term unemployed, occupations, part-time work, private sector, public sector, self-employed persons, socio-economic group, status in employment, temporary lay-off, unemployed persons, unemployment, unemployment rate, weekly working hours, working hours, working life, youth unemployment.
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Change: The release on zero-hour contracts is postponed
03 May 2019
The release on employees working on zero-hour contracts is postponed from the previously announced release date of 9 May 2019.

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Labour force survey [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-7857. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 24.10.2019].
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