2008

16 December 2008  Release Calendar 2009
Release dates have been published for official statistics in 2009.

1 December 2008  Handbook for users of Consumer Price Index is now available online free-of-charge
Statistics Finland has published its handbook for the users of the Consumer Price Index on the Internet. The handbook explains how the Consumer Price Index is compiled and gives guidance in its use by way of specimen calculations.

26 November 2008  Changing Finland
The population's life expectancy has risen, and people live more spaciously and consume more than ten years ago in Finland. This and much more can be learnt from the newly published Statistical Yearbook of Finland.

18 November 2008  Statistics Finland wants to make responding to inquiries easier
Statistics Finland is looking for ways to reduce enterprises' response burden. Enterprises' response burden is studied with a separate inquiry in connection with direct data collections.

4 November 2008  New Internet portal facilitates searching for statistics
A new Internet portal comprising all Official Statistics of Finland, www. officialstatistics.fi, has been launched on Statistics Finland website. The portal provides access to the latest data of some 300 sets of public administration statistics.

27 October 29008  Support for the True Finns increased in the urban districts of Uusimaa
According to the party analysis produced by Statistics Finland, the True Finns recorded their biggest wins in urban districts as well as districts with unemployment and a low income level.

26 October 29008  The majority of Municipal election candidates are men
Nearly 60 per cent of the Municipal election candidates are men. The proportion of women candidates has grown by only 0.5 percentage points from the previous elections. More information on i.a. the candidates' age, education and income is available in the review produced by Statistics Finland.

21 October 2008  Growth in the number of the employed slowed down in the third quarter
According to the Labour Force Survey of Statistics Finland, employment increased in July-September by an average of 25,000 persons, while in the two preceding quarters the increase averaged 54,000 persons.

20 October 2008  You can still register for Statistical Literacy Competition for students
Finnish students are challenged into an International Statistical Literacy Competition. The aim of the competition is to improve statistical skills among school students.

16 October 2008  Election information service provides information on Municipal elections
Statistics Finland's free of charge election information service provides diverse statistics, illustrative maps and analyses already during the election night.

13 October 2008  Leena Storgårds appointed Director of Business Structures Department
Ms Leena Storgårds, has been appointed Director of Statistics Finland's Business Structures Department for the five-year term between 1 December 2008 and 30 November 2013.

8 October 2008  Population is ageing in the Nordic countries
The latest Nordic Statistical Yearbook indicates that in the Nordic countries the fewest children per one woman are born in Finland and Denmark, and the most in the Faroe Islands. The proportion of the aged of the population in the Nordic countries is forecasted to increase clearly.

23 September 2008  Number of employed almost unchanged
According to the Labour Force Survey of Statistics Finland, the number of employed persons in August was 2,566,000, or 8,000 higher than a year earlier.

29 August 2008  Library of Statistics' new opening hours as from 1 September 2008
As from the beginning of September, the Library of Statistics is open to customers weekdays from 10 am to 4.15 pm. Take a look at the services provided by the Library.

26 August 2008  Number of unemployed decreased in July
According to the Labour Force Survey of Statistics Finland, there were 144,000 unemployed in July 2008. Their number was 17,000 down from one year previously.

6 August 2008  The Yearbook of Justice Statistics describes crime in Finland
The publication reports i.a. that the number of accounting and debtor offences has doubled from the year 1991.

24 July 2008  Yearbook of environmental data
Statistics Finland's Environmental Statistics Yearbook monitors environmental changes, sustainable development and environmental economy.

22 July 2008  Number of employed persons grew in June
According to the Labour Force Survey of Statistics Finland, the number of employed persons in June was 2,668,000, or 49,000 higher than a year earlier. Among wage and salary earners, the number of full-time employees increased and that of part-time employees decreased.

7 July 2008  Energy in Finland - new pocketbook of energy statistics
Statistics Finland has published a new pocket-size book of statistics on energy, Energy in Finland - Pocketbook 2008.The compact information package contains fresh statistical data on the energy field in Finland.

26 June 2008  Statistics Finland's Annual Report 2007 released
The Annual Report includes information about Statistics Finland's central statistics, surveys and services.

24 June 2008  Number of employed persons grew in May
According to the Labour Force Survey of Statistics Finland, the number of employed persons in May was 2,554,000, or 55,000 higher than a year earlier.

12 June 2008  Finland in nutshell
Statistics Finland's Finland in Figures is a pocket-size compact information package on Finland's population, economy, living conditions and culture. International comparison data are also included.

10 June 2008  Finnish enterprises frequently move functions abroad
Already 16 per cent of Finnish enterprises have sourced functions internationally or moved them abroad. International sourcing has opened up new markets to Finnish enterprises.

6 June 2008  Finnish enterprises frequently move functions abroad
Already 16 per cent of Finnish enterprises have sourced functions internationally or moved them abroad. International sourcing has opened up new markets to Finnish enterprises.

30 May 2008  Use of the Internet increasingly diverse
Reading blogs, making phone calls over the Internet and shopping online, among other things, have become increasingly popular. More than every fourth Internet user in Finland would gladly use it more.

26 May 2008  Revised standard industrial classification due
Statistics Finland will introduce a revised statistical standard industrial classification in 2009. The revised version includes improved classification of service activities. Read more about the effects and the introduction timetable of the revision.

20 May 2008  Number of employed persons grew in April
According to the Labour Force Survey of Statistics Finland, the number of employed persons in April was 2,501,000, or 45,000 higher than a year earlier.

7 May 2008  New service concerning enterprise data collections
Statistics Finland has launched a new service concerning enterprise data collections. It allows enterprises to check their present or past inclusion in Statistics Finland's data collections. The service aims to make it easier for enterprises to prepare for and respond to data collections.

6 May 2008  Monthly Indicator of Total Output is being revised
The calculation of the indicator is being harmonised with the calculation methods of quarterly accounts output. In future the statistics will be published as the Trend Indicator of Output.

24 April 2008  Statistics Finland increases the volume of free of charge data
Statistics Finland has renewed and extended its free of charge statistics database StatFin. Database tables can be found e.g. via the home pages of the statistics.

22 Apr 2008 Employment and unemployment in March 2008
- Number of employed persons 29,000 higher than one year earlier - Employment rate 69.0 per cent - Unemployment rate 6.8 per cent, 180,000 unemployed - 53,000 new vacancies at employment offices - In the first quarter of 2008, average number of employed persons 59,000 higher than in the respective quarter of 2007

18 Mar 2008 Employment and unemployment in February 2008
- Number of employed persons 45,000 higher than one year earlier - Employment rate 68.9 per cent - Unemployment rate 6.4 per cent, 168,000 unemployed - 66,000 new vacancies at employment offices

5 March 2008  Finnish Ministry of Finance explores possibilities of further rationalisation of the national statistical service
The Finnish Ministry of Finance has launched a project to explore possibilities of further rationalisation of the national statistical service and decentralisation of functions of Statistics Finland. Statistics Finland regards the speculations presented in the media about the decentralisation of Statistics Finland's functions as premature.

29 Feb 2008 Gross domestic product grew by 4.4 per cent last year
According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, the volume of Finland's gross domestic product grew by 4.4 per cent in 2007. Gross domestic product, or the totalled up value added of the goods and services produced, amounted to EUR 179 billion last year.

19 Febrary 2008 Finnish Pisa success to be continued?
Finnish students are challenged into an International Statistical Literacy Competition. The objective of the competition is to improve students' abilities in describing their environment with the help of statistics and in using statistics as a tool for making sense of their daily life.

19 Feb 2008 Employment and unemployment in January 2008
- Number of employed persons 100,000 higher than one year earlier - Employment rate 69.3 per cent - Unemployment rate 6.8 per cent, 181,000 unemployed - 68,000 new vacancies at employment offices

12 February 2008  Summary data about energy
How has energy consumption changed in the past few decades? How does Finland fare against the other EU countries in the use of energy? Energy Statistics - Yearbook 2007 presents latest data describing development in the energy sector in Finland.

12 February 2008  Shedding light on Finnish economic growth and productivity
How has the arrival of new general purpose technologies (GPTs) affected economic growth and productivity in Finland during 1860-2005? A new study "Essays on Finnish Economic Growth and Productivity 1860-2005" offers insights to this and other related questions.

23 January 2008  Average size of family in Finland 2.8 persons
At the end of 2006, the average size of a family in Finland was 2.8 persons. Forty-one per cent of the families were families with children, of which nine per cent were reconstituted families. Statistics Finland's new publication Families 2006 contains data on families in Finland by, for instance, type and number of children, and age, native language and nationality of parents.

22 Jan 2008 Employment and unemployment in December 2007
- Number of employed persons 32,000 higher than one year earlier - Employment rate 69.5 per cent - Unemployment rate 6.0 per cent, 158,000 unemployed - 29,000 new vacancies at employment offices - Average number of employed 48,000 higher in 2007 than in 2006

11 January 2008  Women and Men in Finland 2007
How does women's and men's education differ? And what about their time use? The up-to-date pocket statistics give a concise overview into the lives of women and men in Finland.


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