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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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Change

A new database table on the key figures of employment statistics is published on 13 December 2022.
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Change

The data of the employment statistics on main type of activity and status in occupation for 2021 are final. Differing from our prior notification, preliminary data will not be published.
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Releases

According to Statistics Finland, the most common occupations at the end of 2020 were shop sales assistants (101,500), health care assistants (79,800) and nurses (73,000). In these occupational groups, the majority of employed persons were women. The socio-economic group was self-employed for 238,000 employed persons, upper-level employees for 554,000, workers for 624,000 and lower-level employees for 822,000.

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Figures

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10.03.2022

Population by main type of activity

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1987198819891990199119921993199419951996199719981999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020
Employed2,319,5272,353,1952,373,7472,332,2822,169,1472,014,4301,877,7211,917,0511,932,7521,957,1442,037,9972,132,7042,173,8852,228,5572,235,3172,242,3032,245,7802,262,3592,265,2112,313,7882,369,0662,377,1812,289,9752,325,6792,354,4222,339,9042,301,7512,274,0762,256,4592,275,6792,327,7302,373,6682,373,5262,284,673
Unemployed148,693129,551108,331140,961300,716443,549535,290491,556476,567467,858406,503374,117353,586318,104314,741302,321303,754299,332283,535248,759218,673233,487299,863268,235256,742281,408328,371362,627374,862355,837296,496256,454257,358351,583
0-14 years old952,942959,981962,269964,203965,598968,280970,729972,244971,770968,567961,350951,145943,001936,333931,587927,009920,097914,560906,904901,181894,590891,162888,323887,677888,982891,392895,021896,608896,023894,178890,424882,234871,036860,861
Students, pupils310,102308,841317,099329,058359,214375,649424,656441,366454,033441,405443,104405,599395,156390,457386,460398,039400,532401,417426,292425,615415,445405,963422,618423,255412,429410,856411,149412,686411,925407,905400,807391,043400,924420,134
Conscripts, persons in non-military service27,21424,07522,17728,02421,53317,66021,48519,37516,20416,14616,13315,35820,02517,78919,72017,96019,18117,13717,34417,30416,72116,50817,46817,53417,56417,1917,8027,6387,6077,2947,7377,8437,4077,533
Pensioners1,001,4171,011,5571,026,5281,040,0171,051,1011,062,0361,080,9811,095,2141,102,7741,111,7471,111,3071,108,4001,114,3641,119,1971,135,9451,144,6501,154,5131,166,1931,185,6371,198,9011,213,5291,232,4201,260,1281,278,0701,297,1261,313,0871,333,4151,348,2401,368,4731,389,8301,415,3131,429,6641,436,5901,438,602
Other persons outside the labour force178,707167,159164,232163,933161,693173,378167,050161,948162,726169,453170,955172,323171,285170,678171,131174,013175,875175,613170,657171,407172,460169,593173,052174,826174,002172,836173,761169,878171,959172,574174,623177,013178,451170,407
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

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