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6 Notes to the appendix tables

  • Definitions of the used concepts can be found on the home page of the Labour Force Survey under “Concepts and definitions”, and in the printed annual publication and its pdf version.

  • Small figures concerning no more than 4,000 persons that are presented in the tables should be viewed with reservations because they are based on a low number of respondents.

  • Symbols used in the tables:

    Magnitude less than half of unit employed “0”

    Nil to report or data too uncertain for presentation “.”

  • Due to rounding , the sums in the tables may not always agree.

  • Data on education concerning 2012 will only become available later.

  • The category “total” of data by industry and by employer sector includes those whose industrial status or employer sector is unknown.

  • Starting from 2009, data concerning overtime work are not fully comparable with previous data due to the changed mode of asking.

Source: Labour force survey 2012. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Joanna Viinikka 09 1734 3796, Pertti Taskinen 09 1734 2690,

Director in charge: Riitta Harala

Updated 5.11.2013

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Labour force survey [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-7857. Time series data 2003-2012 2012, 6 Notes to the appendix tables . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 9.12.2023].
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