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Official Statistics of Finland

Labour force survey

Producer: Statistics Finland

Latest release:
Employment continued to grow in February
22 Mar 2022
According to Statistics Finlands Labour Force Survey, the number of employed people was 89,000 higher in February 2022 than one year ago. The number of unemployed persons was 40,000 fewer in February than a year ago. The trend of the employment rate in February was 74.0 per cent and the trend of the unemployment rate was 6.8 per cent.

Description: The Labour Force Survey collects statistical data on the participation in work, employment, unemployment and activity of persons outside the labour force among the population aged between 15 and 89. The Labour Force Survey data collection is based on a random sample drawn twice a year from the Statistics Finland population database. The monthly sample consists of some 12,500 persons and the data are collected with computer-assisted telephone interviews and a web form. The information provided by the respondents is used to produce a picture of the activities of the entire population aged between 15 and 89.
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Change: Changes to the unemployment data for the early part of the year
20 Jul 2021
The revision of the Labour Force Survey that entered into force at the beginning of 2021 changed the data contents of the statistics, calculation method of results and data collection considerably.

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Labour force survey [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-7857. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 15.7.2024].
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