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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF)
Employment statistics produce regional data on the population's activity and employment. The statistics are compiled by combining various register data. The data are published once a year.

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According to Statistics Finland's employment statistics, the economic dependency ratio was 133 in 2021. The total number of employed persons was 2,377,000, of whom 2,134,000 were wage and salary earners and 243,000 self-employed persons. There were 271,000 unemployed persons and 2,900,000 persons in the inactive population.

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release | Employment 2021, main type of activity and status in occupation
release | Employment 2020, profession and socioeconomic position
review | Employment 2021, background information on unemployed persons

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13.12.2022

Population by main type of activity

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19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018201920202021
Employed2,319,5272,353,1952,373,7472,332,2822,169,1472,014,4301,877,7211,917,0511,932,7521,957,1442,037,9972,132,7042,173,8852,228,5572,235,3172,242,3032,245,7802,262,3592,265,2112,313,7882,369,0662,377,1812,289,9752,325,6792,354,4222,339,9042,301,7512,274,0762,256,4592,275,6792,327,7302,373,6682,373,5262,284,6732,377,126
Unemployed148,693129,551108,331140,961300,716443,549535,290491,556476,567467,858406,503374,117353,586318,104314,741302,321303,754299,332283,535248,759218,673233,487299,863268,235256,742281,408328,371362,627374,862355,837296,496256,454257,358351,583271,040
0-14 years old952,942959,981962,269964,203965,598968,280970,729972,244971,770968,567961,350951,145943,001936,333931,587927,009920,097914,560906,904901,181894,590891,162888,323887,677888,982891,392895,021896,608896,023894,178890,424882,234871,036860,861851,794
Students, pupils310,102308,841317,099329,058359,214375,649424,656441,366454,033441,405443,104405,599395,156390,457386,460398,039400,532401,417426,292425,615415,445405,963422,618423,255412,429410,856411,149412,686411,925407,905400,807391,043400,924420,134422,861
Conscripts, persons in non-military service27,21424,07522,17728,02421,53317,66021,48519,37516,20416,14616,13315,35820,02517,78919,72017,96019,18117,13717,34417,30416,72116,50817,46817,53417,56417,1917,8027,6387,6077,2947,7377,8437,4077,5337,342
Pensioners1,001,4171,011,5571,026,5281,040,0171,051,1011,062,0361,080,9811,095,2141,102,7741,111,7471,111,3071,108,4001,114,3641,119,1971,135,9451,144,6501,154,5131,166,1931,185,6371,198,9011,213,5291,232,4201,260,1281,278,0701,297,1261,313,0871,333,4151,348,2401,368,4731,389,8301,415,3131,429,6641,436,5901,438,6021,444,502
Other persons outside the labour force178,707167,159164,232163,933161,693173,378167,050161,948162,726169,453170,955172,323171,285170,678171,131174,013175,875175,613170,657171,407172,460169,593173,052174,826174,002172,836173,761169,878171,959172,574174,623177,013178,451170,407173,576
19.05.2022

Employed labour force by industry (TOL 2008) and sex

11.10.2022

Employed persons by occupational group (Classification of Occupations 2010)

19.05.2022

Employed labour force by level of education

13.12.2022

Economic dependency ratio

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