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3 Jun 2020 Statistical report on Finland's sustainable development indicators

Statistics Finland has published an extensive statistical report on the indicators of sustainable development in Finland. The report Sustainable Development Goals Indicators for Finland contains key data in the form of statistics and graphics on the development of indicators for sustainable development in Finland.

1 Jun 2020 Corona situation review of 29 May 2020: effects of the exceptional situation are reflected in the statistics and rapid preliminary data

Due to the corona situation we have accelerated the production of data describing the exceptional circumstances. We publish statistics deviating from ordinary statistics production once a week for the time being.

29 May 2020 Jussi Heino, Päivi Kasurinen, Harri Lehtinen, Hannele Orjala and Mari Ylä-Jarkko appointed as Heads of Department for Statistics Finland's new organisation

Jussi Heino, Päivi Kasurinen, Harri Lehtinen, Hannele Orjala and Mari Ylä-Jarkko will start as Heads of Department for Statistics Finland's new organisation. They will take up their positions on 1 September 2020.

25 May 2020 Corona situation review of 22 May 2020: rapid preliminary statistics on the number of deaths and bankruptcies are published weekly

Due to the corona situation we have accelerated the production of data describing the exceptional circumstances. We publish statistics deviating from ordinary statistics production once a week for the time being.

20 May 2020 Statistics Finland starts to release instant preliminary statistics on bankruptcies

Due to the corona situation Statistics Finland has accelerated the production of data describing the exceptional circumstances. As the latest instant preliminary statistics, Statistics Finland temporarily produces data on the number of bankruptcy proceedings instigated on the weekly level. The first instant preliminary statistics on bankruptcies will be released on Friday 22 May.

18 May 2020 Corona situation review of 15 May 2020: effects of the exceptional situation are reflected in the figures for the economy in March

Due to the corona situation we have accelerated the production of data describing the exceptional circumstances. We publish statistics deviating from ordinary statistics production once a week for the time being.

8 May 2020 Truck traffic-based nowcasts predict a fall in real output for April and May

The model developed by ETLA and Statistics Finland, based on data on truck traffic volumes observed by automatic measurement points around Uusimaa and provided by Traffic Management Finland Oy, indicates a drop in real output for both April and May. In particular, the estimate for the year-on-year growth rate of real output is -3.4, while for May we predict a drop of -5.4.

4 May 2020 Corona situation report of 30 April 2020: Eurostat published weekly statistics on deaths, expected fall in accommodation statistics

Due to the corona situation we have accelerated the production of data describing the exceptional circumstances. For the time being, we publish weekly statistics deviating from ordinary statistics production. Alongside these, normal statistics production has continued almost fully as planned.

4 May 2020 Eurostat publishes exceptional rapid estimate statistics on the number of deaths in Europe

During the coronavirus epidemic, a need has arisen in European countries to monitor the development of the number of deaths almost in real time. From this week on, Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the European Union publishes weekly data by region on the number of deaths by sex and age. Data on all Member States having supplied data to Eurostat are published in Eurostat's database. Statistics Finland also releases data concerning Finland in the Experimental statistics database.

4 May 2020 Statistics Finland wins project developing production of business statistics in Azerbaijan

Finland, Lithuania and the Netherlands will start developing the production of statistics in Azerbaijan through a Twinning project that will last a year and a half. The goals of the project are central to strengthening business-related statistics. This is Finland's two hundredth Twinning project.

22 Apr 2020 Statistics Finland will release exceptional rapid estimate statistics on the number of deaths

During the coronavirus epidemic, a need has arisen in European countries to monitor the development of the number of deaths almost in real time. Statistics Finland starts to publish the data for Finland weekly as preliminary statistics at a delay of two weeks starting from 24 April.

21 Apr 2020 Nearly one-third of employees work in virtual customer jobs

Every tenth of all those engaged in customer work feel that virtual connections have replaced previous face-to-face interaction. As digital tools are becoming more commonplace, virtual interaction in general can be assumed to increase in the future, but the raging of the coronavirus may speed up the development, assesses Hanna Sutela in her Tieto&trendit blog.

17 Apr 2020 Fear of inadequacy of digital skills worries aged employees

Views of digital skills have an effect on the wishes of employees aged 50 or over to continue longer in working life, writes Jere Immonen in his Tieto&trendit blog. For those afraid of falling from the pace the desire to postpone retiring due to the increase in pensions is lower than average.

14 Apr 2020 Restrictions caused by coronavirus have an effect on data collection for the Consumer Price Index

The effects of the restrictions will be visible in the statistics and the time series produced by them, but we already have to assess how the restrictions influence the data collection of statistical data. The changed situation is also taken into consideration in the data collection and data processing of the Consumer Price Index.

8 Apr 2020 Statistics Finland offers data and competence to situation room established by Helsinki GSE

The Helsinki Graduate School of Economics GSE has established a situation room focused on analysing the economic situation together with VATT Institute for Economic Research and Statistics Finland. The aim is to provide a view of economic development during the coronavirus crisis with the help of the situation room analyses.

6 Apr 2020 Twinning: Finland to develop production of statistics in Belarus

A joint tender by Denmark, Finland and Lithuania has won a contract for a Twinning project in Belarus. The two-year project will strengthen the preconditions for producing high-quality data for decision-makers in Belarus. Finland's representative in the project is Statistics Finland.

6 Apr 2020 Corona situation report: Accelerations to statistics production and new data to explain the coronavirus situation available

Statistics Finland aims to accelerate the release schedule of statistics important from the viewpoint of emergency conditions and to publish information supplementing normal statistics production in the form needed by users.

25 Mar 2020 Corona situation: First statistical data concerning March will be published on 27 March

The majority of Statistics Finland's employees are now working remotely. Despite this, the production of statistics has run almost as planned.

19 Mar 2020 Price data on old dwellings in housing companies will be published on 31 March 2020

Statistics Finland will publish price data on old dwellings in housing companies concerning the last quarter of 2019 at the end of March 2020. In addition to quarterly data, monthly data will be published for October to February. Read more.

17 Mar 2020 Statistics Finland's activity during the coronavirus epidemic

The coronavirus epidemic changes Statistics Finland’s activity. The aim is to safeguard the production of statistics most important for society. To ensure this, we will make changes to our statistics production, data collections and services.

9 Mar 2020 Worrying growth in mental health problems is also visible in the Quality of Work Life Survey

The aim is to raise the employment rate and lengthen careers. What will happen to these objectives and the dependency ratio in general if young people burn themselves out already at the early stages of their careers, asks working life researcher Hanna Sutela in her Tieto&trendit blog.

6 Mar 2020 Interesting tasks, fair management and nice work community – employees’ expectations regardless of age

Statistics Finland's Quality of Work Life Survey tells the story of “millennialisation” since long ago, writes Hanna Sutela in her blog post. Young people throughout the Quality of Work Life Surveys have led the way in appreciating the content of work – at the same time valuing the content of work more than pay has become more common for people of all ages in the long term.

20 Feb 2020 Compilation of transport statistics centralised to Statistics Finland

During 2020, Statistics Finland will start publishing several official transport statistics previously published by Traficom, the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency. The compilation of official transport statistics is centralised to Statistics Finland based on a decision by Traficom, the Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency and Statistics Finland.

12 Feb 2020 Income statistics will be published in March

The statistics on taxable income will be published on 9 March 2020, the release of the income distribution statistics concerning income inequality on 10 March 2020 and the release on income development by area on 11 March 2020. Read more.

10 Feb 2020 Several sets of transport statistics transferred from Traficom to Statistics Finland

From the beginning of February, Statistics Finland starts publishing several sets of official statistics relating to transport which were previously published by Traficom. These are the merchant fleet statistics, statistics on domestic waterborne traffic and statistics on foreign shipping traffic as well as Finnish railway statistics and Finnish road statistics. Read more.

7 Feb 2020 Labour Force Survey 60 years: statistics on labour force develop as society changes

Statistics on the labour market have developed as the information needs of society change. Today, statistics aim to describe various forms of work in more detail. At the same time, the Labour Force Survey produces increasingly up-to-date information on the latest turns of economic cycles.

5 Feb 2020 International Statistical Poster Competition started – register to the competition

The International Statistical Poster Competition for 2020 to 2021 intended for students has been launched for the seventh time. The objective of the competition is to promote the use of social information and critical statistical literacy among young people and university students.

31 Jan 2020 Solutions are sought to reduce backlog in research services

Statistics Finland's research services are experiencing a backlog in the processing of applications for licence to use statistical data. Statistics Finland currently seeks to enhance the processing of applications and acquire additional resources to tackle the queues.

24 Jan 2020 Interruption in releasing statistics on prices of old dwellings in housing companies continues for the time being

Due the Tax Administration's data system renewal, the coverage of data is not at a sufficient level for publishing the data. Read more

24 Jan 2020 Information about residential areas in the Paavo service

Which of Finland's postal code areas are more dominated by detached houses than others? And in which are there most persons with higher university degrees? The data can be found from Statistics Finland’s free-of-charge Paavo service.

20 Jan 2020 Statistics Finland joined users of wage and salary data of the Incomes Register

The use of wage and salary data in the Incomes Register extended significantly from the beginning of 2020. Statistics Finland will utilise the data contained in the Incomes Register widely in its statistics production.

9 Jan 2020 Pasi Henriksson, Johanna Laiho-Kauranne, Mikko Lindholm and Ville Vertanen appointed Statistics Finland's Deputy Directors General

The selected Deputy Directors General will form Statistics Finland’s new strategic management together with Director General Marjo Bruun. The management team will also lead the reform of Statistics Finland’s activity and organisation.

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