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Latest publication: Labour force survey 2022, February

Revisions in these statistics

Due to the revision of the Labour Force Survey that entered into force at the beginning of 2021, the data for January and February 2020 and 2021 were preliminary and they became revised due to revised methods. All data were first released as corrected on 4 May 2021.

A small difference in the definition of the unemployed was detected between the data that are delivered to Eurostat and the national data, as was discovered in connection with the data revision. For this reason, the data were republished on 27 July 2021.

Revisions to Statistics Finland’s Labour Force Survey estimates 2020/01, 2020/02, 2021/01 and 2021/02, persons aged 15 to 74

  Year/month Estimate, 1000 persons
Releases 2.3.2021 ja 30.3.2021 Release 4.5.2021 Release 27.7.2021
Population total 2020/01 4 132 4 132 4 132
2020/02 4 132 4 132 4 132
2021/01 4 127 4 127 4 127
2021/02 4 127 4 127 4 127
Active population total 2020/01 2 727 2 705 2 705
2020/02 2 672 2 663 2 663
2021/01 2 707 2 680 2 682
2021/02 2 701 2 701 2 705
Employed 2020/01 2 534 2 514 2 514
2020/02 2 487 2 479 2 479
2021/01 2 473 2 445 2 445
2021/02 2 481 2 481 2 481
Unemployed 2020/01 194 192 192
2020/02 185 185 185
2021/01 235 235 237
2021/02 220 220 224
Inactive population 2020/01 1 404 1 426 1 426
2020/02 1 460 1 469 1 469
2021/01 1 420 1 447 1 445
2021/02 1 426 1 426 1 422
  Per cent, % Percentage points
Employment rate, persons aged 15–64 2020/01 71,9 71,3 71,3
2020/02 70,3 70,0 70,0
2021/01 69,9 69,1 69,1
2021/02 70,0 70,0 70,0
Unemployment rate 2020/01 7,1 7,1 7,1
2020/02 6,9 6,9 6,9
2021/01 8,7 8,8 8,8
2021/02 8,1 8,1 8,3
Activity rate 2020/01 66,0 65,5 65,5
2020/02 64,7 64,4 64,4
2021/01 65,6 64,9 65,0
2021/02 65,5 65,5 65,5

Source: Labour force survey 2021, June. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Pertti Taskinen 029 551 2690, Ulla Hannula 029 551 2924, tyovoimatutkimus@stat.fi

Head of Department in charge: Hannele Orjala


Updated 27.7.2021

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Labour force survey [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-7857. June 2021, Revisions in these statistics . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 19.5.2022].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/tyti/2021/06/tyti_2021_06_2021-07-27_rev_001_en.html