2009

22 December 2009  Release Calendar 2010
Release dates have been published for official statistics in 2010.

8 December 2009  Statistics Finland interprets the economic depression as a level shift
Statistics Finland regards the economic depression as a level shift which influences the picture of the economy obtained from seasonally adjusted and trend time series. The aim is to draw a more truthful picture of the economy and improve the quality of seasonal adjustment. A level shift can be seen in the time series of quarterly national accounts released on Tuesday, 8 December 2009.

7 December 2009  Children and adolescents in Finland in statistics
One fifth of Finland's population are under 18 years of age. Forty-three per cent of families with children have one child while only five per cent of them have four or more children. The newly published Statistical Yearbook of Finland draws a precise picture of the Finnish society.

26 October 2009  Finland has the highest number of tertiary level students in the Nordic countries
According to the recently published Nordic Statistical Yearbook, relative to the size of population Finland has the highest number of students in tertiary education in the Nordic countries. Nearly one in five of the population aged 20 to 39 in Finland and around one in eight in Denmark and Norway attend tertiary education.

19 October 2009  Pirkko Aulin-Ahmavaara and Hanna-Leena Männistö awarded Eino H. Laurila national income medal
The Eino H. Laurila national income medal for 2009 has been awarded to Pirkko Aulin-Ahmavaara and Hanna-Leena Männistö. The medal is awarded as recognition of noteworthy work to advance economic research.

14 October 2009  Findicator for information about social development in Finland
Statistics Finland and the Prime Minister's Office have built a new, free online service which contains around 100 indicators describing social phenomena. The Findicator service provides access to up-to-date statistics on economy, health, education, labour market and the environment.

29 September 2009  Internet usage is changing
Ever growing numbers of people in Finland use the Internet for online banking and for reading web versions of printed media. Statistics Finland's new report Changes in Internet usage includes surveyed results on, for instance, computer and Internet use in Finland and in other EU countries

23 September 2009  Hilkka Vihavainen appointed Deputy Director General, Statistics Production
Ms Hilkka Vihavainen has been appointed Deputy Director General of Statistics Production at Statistics Finland for the five-year term starting on 1 October 2009.

27 August 2009  Statistics Finland will host the European Conference on Quality in Official Statistic
Statistics Finland and Eurostat will jointly organise the Q2010 European Conference on Quality in Official Statistics in Helsinki from 4 to 6 May 2010. The Conference is now held in Finland for the first time.

27 August 2009  Wins for Finland in the International Statistical Literacy Competition
Finnish school students triumphed in the International Statistical Literacy Competition for young people, which was held in connection with the session of the International Statistical Institute in Durban, South Africa, on 20 August. The wins for Finland came in the 17 to 18 age category of individual students and in the team competition.

13 August 2009  Teamwork has become increasingly difficult in the 2000s
According to a Statistics Finland publication concerning working conditions in Finland, as many as two in three wage and salary earners work in teams. However, increasingly few employees are satisfied with the operational preconditions of their team.

24 July 2009 Finland is the 3rd most expensive country in the EU
Of the countries participating in the Price Comparison Programme of the EU Commission, only Denmark, Norway, Switzerland and Ireland are more expensive than Finland. Finland is the third most expensive country in the EU and the second most expensive country in the euro area. Statistics Finland is responsible for Finland's data in this international price comparison coordinated by Eurostat.

21 July 2009  Energy in Finland - new pocketbook of energy statistics
Statistics Finland has published a new pocket-size book of statistics on energy. The compact information package contains fresh statistical data on the energy field in Finland.

16 July 2009 Education in Finland - new pocketbook of education statistics
Statistics Finland has published a new pocket-size book of statistics on education. Education in Finland 2009 gives a concise statistical picture of the main elements and trends in the Finnish educational system.

2 July 2009  Important yearbook of environmental data
Statistics Finland's Environmental Statistics Yearbook monitors environmental changes, sustainable development and environmental economy.

25 June 2009  Statistics Finland is granted rights to the Green Office logo
The global conservation organisations WWF has granted Statistics Finland rights to the Green Office logo.

16 June 2009  Director General of Statistics Finland re-elected as Chairperson of European Conference of Statisticians (CES)
Ms Heli Jeskanen-Sundström, Director General of Statistics Finland, as been elected for a second term as Chairperson of the Conference of European Statisticians (CES) and its Bureau.

5 June 2009  Finland in a nutshell
Statistics Finland's freshly published Finland in Figures is a pocket-size compact information package about Finland and Finns.

29 May 2009  Statistics Finland's Annual Report 2008 released
The Annual Report includes information about Statistics Finland's central statistics, surveys and services.

28 April 2009  Statistics Finland is collecting data on Finnish people's time use
Statistics Finland is conducting an extensive survey of time use in Finland to study topics like the length of people's working day, and time spent on domestic work, studying or leisure hobbies. Statistics Finland will interview 4,500 households for the survey.

27 April 2009 Revisions of data are typical in quarterly accounts
The data in all time series of quarterly accounts may become revised either because of revisions in the source data or changes in calculation methods. In addition to this, the figures of seasonally adjusted and trend series become revised in each quarter even if no changes have taken place in the source data or calculation methods.

15 April 2009  National champions found in International Statistical Literacy Competition
School students in Finland have been competing in their statistical skills in the International Statistical Literacy Competition. Thirteen schools and 165 students participated in the national round of the competition.

10 March 2009  Statistics on economic trends measure economic development
You can now subscribe to email notifications about new releases of data on economic trends from our news notification service. Statistics on economic trends measure economic development in the short-term.

27 February 2009  Gross domestic product in decline, Finland is in recession
According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, the volume of Finland's gross domestic product diminished by 1.3 per cent in the last quarter of 2008 from the previous quarter. Output has now declined for two successive quarters.

24 February 2009  National accounts data will be released at 10 am on 27 February 2009
Statistics Finland will release preliminary national accounts data on economic development in 2008 at a press conference starting at 10 am on 27 February 2009. At the same time, statistics will also be released on general government deficit and gross debt, quarterly national accounts, and taxes and tax-like payments.

29 January 2009  Lars-Erik Öller awarded Eino H. Laurila national income medal
The Eino H. Laurila national income medal for 2008 has been granted to Emeritus Professor Lars-Erik Öller. The medal is awarded as recognition of noteworthy work on economic research.

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