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Disguised unemployment

Persons outside the labour force who would like gainful work and would be available for work within a fortnight, but who have not looked for work actively in the past four weeks are counted as persons in disguised unemployment. The reasons for disguised unemployment are giving up searching for a job or other reasons, such as studies, caring for children or health reasons.

Statistics using the definition

Validity of the definition

  • 1 January 1997 - 31 December 2020

Source organisation

  • Tilastokeskus