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Official Statistics of Finland


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Long-term unemployment grew in the corona year 2020
10 Mar 2022
According to Statistics Finland's employment statistics, 91,100 persons had been unemployed continuously for over a year at the end of 2020. The number of long-term unemployed grew by 45 per cent compared to 2019. The number of long-term unemployed increased most in Uusimaa, North Ostrobothnia and Pirkanmaa. The proportion of long-term unemployed persons in the labour force was highest in North Karelia, Päijät-Häme and Central Finland. In relative terms, the growth in long-term unemployment was biggest among young people, those with a lower level of education and persons with qualifications in services.

Description: Employment statistics are annual statistics providing data by region on the population’s economic activity and employment. The population for the statistics is the permanently resident population in the country on the last day of the year. The data are mainly derived from administrative registers and statistical data files. The unit-specific data of the employment statistics are confidential by virtue of the Statistics Act. Data can be compiled by all regional divisions based on municipalities and co-ordinates and by postal code areas.
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Keywords: dependency ratio, employed persons, employment, entrepreneurs, foreigners, industrial structure, industries, labour force, nationality, occupations, population, private sector, public sector, risk of unemployment, socio-economic group, status in employment, unemployed, unemployment, workplaces.
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Change: The new Classification of Occupations will be introduced in the employment statistics in November 2012
28 Sep 2011
The new Classification of Occupations 2010 will be taken into use in the annual statistics for 2010 in November 2012.

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Employment [e-publication].
ISSN=2323-6825. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 21.5.2024].
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