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1 Introduction

This annual publication contains data on the employment, unemployment, employment relationships and working hours of the population aged 15 to 74 permanently resident in Finland. Towards the end of the review section, we will also discuss in more detail persons in the inactive population and young people that are not working or studying. The data derive from the Labour Force Survey, which is a sample-based interview survey. The data are collected for all weeks of the year. Annual data are averages of monthly data, i.e. they describe the situation in an "average" week of the survey year. The annual working hour data are sums of monthly data. The concepts and definitions used in the Labour Force Survey comply with the recommendations of the ILO, the International Labour Organisation, and EU regulations concerning official statistics.

Annual data of the Labour Force Survey concerning the year 2017 have been published in connection with the publication of December and 4th quarter data in early 2017 (25 January 2018). In addition to the review section, this publication also contains Labour Force Survey time series data and annual data concerning the year 2017.

This present annual publication and the previous annual reviews are available on the web pages of the Labour Force Survey . The home page of the statistics also has monthly and quarterly data and time series tables complementing this publication from Statistics Finland's database .

Source: Labour Force Survey 2017. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Ulla Hannula 029 551 2924, Pertti Taskinen 029 551 2690,

Director in charge: Jari Tarkoma

Updated 12.4.2018

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Labour force survey [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-7857. Employment and unemployment 2017, 1 Introduction . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 24.6.2024].
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