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Employment grew in the second quarter of 2022 from one ago

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2022, 2nd quarter
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According to Statistics Finland's Labour Force Survey, the number of employed persons in the second quarter of 2022 (April to June) was 74,000 higher than in the corresponding quarter of 2021. There were 50,000 fewer unemployed persons.

Key points

  • The average number of employed persons in the second quarter of 2022 was 2,659,000, which was 74,000 more than in the corresponding period of 2021.
  • The number of employed persons increased most in accommodation and food service activities (I) in the second quarter of 2022.
  • In April to June 2022, the number of hours worked by employed persons increased by 0.3 per cent compared to the previous year.
  • The average number of unemployed persons in the second quarter of 2022 was 206,000, which was 50,000 fewer than in the second quarter of 2021.

Number of employed persons increased

In the second quarter of 2022 (April to June), the average number of employed persons was 2,659,000, which was 74,000 higher than in the corresponding period of 2021. The number of employed persons increased most in accommodation and food service activities (I).

The number of hours worked by employed persons was 1,045.5 million in the second quarter of 2022, which was 0.3 per cent more than one year ago.

Number of unemployed and number of persons in the inactive population decreased

The average number of unemployed persons in the second quarter of 2022 was 206,000, which was 50,000 fewer than in April to June 2021. The unemployment rate in the second quarter of 2022 was 7.2 per cent, which was 1.8 percentage points lower than a year earlier.

In the second quarter of 2022, the number of persons in the inactive population was 1,254,000, which was 27,000 fewer than a year earlier.

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