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Appendix figure 5. Unemployment rates of persons with doctorate level and higher level tertiary degree education by the field of science in 2011

Appendix figure 5. Unemployment rates of persons with doctorate level and higher level tertiary degree education by the field of science in 2011
The unemployment rate among the highly educated population was five percentage points lower than for the whole population. In 2011, 5.0 per cent of them were unemployed. At that time, the unemployment rate for the whole population was 9.9 per cent. The unemployment rate for those with higher level tertiary degrees was 4.2 per cent and for those with doctorate level degrees 3.4 per cent. The employment situation among the persons with the highest level of education was the best for those with degrees in medical and health sciences. Only one per cent of them were unemployed. The holders of degrees in humanities and arts, in turn, found it most difficult to become employed. Their unemployment rate was 6.6 per cent.

Source: Human resources of science and technology 2012. Statistics Finland

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Updated 20.3.2014

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