Press releases 2007

18 Dec 2007

Employment and unemployment in November 2007

- Number of employed persons 28,000 higher than one year earlier - Employment rate 69.1 per cent - Unemployment rate 6.1 per cent, 161,000 unemployed - 37,000 new vacancies at labour exchange offices - In January to November 2007, average number of employed 50,000 higher than one year earlier

4 Dec 2007

Average life in Finland in 2006

Women's average age in Finland is 42 and men's 39. According to statistics, their life expectancies at that stage are nearly equal at 41.7 years for women and 38.5 years for men. On the average, a woman in Finland enters her first marriage at the age of 30 and a man at the age of 32. A woman has her first child at the age of 28. The average family with children has 1.8 children.

20 Nov 2007

Employment and unemployment in October 2007

- Number of employed persons 83,000 higher than one year earlier - Employment rate 69,8 per cent - Unemployment rate 6.2 per cent, 164,000 unemployed - 44,000 new vacancies at labour exchange offices - In January to October 2007, average number of employed 52,000 higher than one year earlier

23 Oct 2007

Employment and unemployment in September 2007

- Number of employed persons 34,000 higher than one year earlier - Employment rate 69.3 per cent - Unemployment rate 6.4 per cent, 168,000 unemployed - 43,000 new vacancies at labour exchange offices - In January to September 2007, average number of employed 48,000 higher than one year earlier

18 Oct 2007

Matti Pohjola and Jukka Jalava awarded Eino H. Laurila national income medal

The Eino H. Laurila national income medal for 2007 has been granted to Professor Matti Pohjola and MPolSc Jukka Jalava. Pohjola and Jalava have co-operated actively in national and international economic research, and been initiators of improvements to the content and usability of national accounts.

18 Sep 2007

Employment and unemployment in August 2007

- Number of employed persons 52,000 higher than one year earlier - Employment rate 71.5 per cent - Unemployment rate 5.9 per cent, 162,000 unemployed - 49,000 new vacancies at labour exchange offices - In January to August 2007, average number of employed 51,000 higher than one year earlier

21 Aug 2007

Employment and unemployment in July 2007

- Number of employed persons 55,000 higher than one year earlier - Employment rate 72.9 per cent - Unemployment rate 5.9 per cent, 161,000 unemployed - 32,000 new vacancies at labour exchange offices - In January to July 2007, average number of employed 50,000 higher than one year earlier

24 Jul 2007

Employment and unemployment in June 2007

- Number of employed persons 60,000 higher than one year earlier - Employment rate 73.5 per cent - Unemployment rate 7.4 per cent, 209,000 unemployed - 37,000 new vacancies at labour exchange offices - In January to June 2007, average number of employed 49,000 higher than one year earlier

19 Jun 2007

Employment and unemployment in May 2007

- Number of employed persons 60,000 higher than one year earlier - Employment rate 70.2 per cent - Unemployment rate 8.5 per cent, 232,000 unemployed - 47,000 new vacancies at labour exchange offices - In January to May 2007, average number of employed 47,000 higher than during the same period of 2006

31 May 2007

Six in ten Internet users read online newspapers

According to Statistics Finland's report Everyday Use of ICT in Finland 2006, more than three million persons aged between 15 and 74 used the Internet in spring 2006. Twenty-three per cent of Finns did not use the Internet at all. The proportion of Internet users is still clearly smaller in the oldest age groups than in the younger age groups. Of the different Internet uses, the reading of online newspapers, Internet phone calls, instant messaging, online banking and online shopping have increased the most. Six in ten Internet users reported reading online newspapers.

22 May 2007

Employment and unemployment in April 2007

- Number of employed persons 72,000 higher than one year earlier - Employment rate 69.2 per cent - Unemployment rate 7.2 per cent, 191,000 unemployed - 44,000 new vacancies at labour exchange offices - In January to April 2007, average number of employed 44,000 higher than during the same period of 2006

24 Apr 2007

Employment and unemployment in March 2007

- Number of employed persons 51,000 higher than one year earlier - Employment rate 68.7 per cent - Unemployment rate 7.7 per cent, 203,000 unemployed - 60,000 new vacancies at labour exchange offices - During the first quarter of 2007, number of employed persons 34,000 higher than one year before

3 Apr 2007

Appointments at Statistics Finland

Statistics Finland has made the following appointments for a Director of IT-management and the Directors of the Population Statistics, Social Statistics, Prices and Wages Statistics and Economic Statistics Departments:

20 Mar 2007

Employment and unemployment in February 2007

- Number of employed persons 25,000 higher than one year earlier - Employment rate 68.1 per cent - Number of unemployed persons 22,000 lower than one year earlier - Unemployment rate 7.5 per cent, 197,000 unemployed - 59,000 new vacancies at labour exchange offices

19 Mar 2007

The Coalition Party recouped their loss in the previous elections

According to Statistics Finland's election analysis, support for the Coalition Party did not just grow in the strong areas of the Centre Party and the Social Democratic Party, but the party received steady support in different voting districts.

1 Mar 2007

Gross domestic product grew by 5.5 per cent last year

According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, the volume of Finland's gross domestic product grew by 5.5 per cent in 2006. Gross domestic product, or the totalled up value added of the goods and services produced amounted to EUR 168 billion last year.

20 Feb 2007

Employment and unemployment in January 2007

- Number of employed persons 27,000 higher than one year before - Employment rate 67.1 per cent - Number of unemployed persons 31,000 lower than one year before - Unemployment rate 7.6 per cent, 195,000 unemployed - 57,000 new vacancies at labour exchange offices

24 Jan 2007

Appointments at Statistics Finland

Mr Kari Lehto, Licentiate of Philosophy, has been appointed Director of IT Services in the IT and Statistical Methods Department for a five year term starting on 1 April 2007. Prior to this appointment Mr Lehto held the position of IT Manager at the Finnish Forest Research Institute.

23 Jan 2007

Employment and unemployment in December 2006

- Number of employed persons 59,000 higher than one year before - Employment rate 69.1 per cent - Number of unemployed persons 31,000 lower than one year before - Unemployment rate 6.4 per cent, 168,000 unemployed - 30,000 new vacancies at labour exchange offices - In 2006, average number of employed 43,000 higher than in 2005 - Unemployment rate 7.7 per cent in 2006

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