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Dependency ratio (economic)

The economic dependency ratio describes the total number of unemployed persons and those in the inactive population relative to the number of employed persons. Employment statistics calculate the number of unemployed persons and those in the inactive population per one hundred employed persons.



Statistics using the definition

Validity of the definition

  • Valid until (31 December 2078)

Population structure is measured with the so-called economic dependency ratio which gives the numbers of persons unemployed or outside the labour force per one employed persons.



Statistics using the definition

Validity of the definition

  • 1 January 1987 - 19 December 2022

Source organisation

  • Tilastokeskus

Source organisation

  • Tilastokeskus

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