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Appendix table 3. Population with a tertiary degree by principal activity in 2011

Tertiary degree Field of science 16–74 year old population In labour force Employed Unemployed Not in labour force
Tertiary degrees total Fields of science total 1 213,221 970,695 922,687 48,008 242,526
Doctorate Fields of science total 26,795 22,321 21,686 635 4,474
Natural sciences 5,873 4,851 4,654 197 1,022
Engineering and technology 4,185 3,654 3,565 89 531
Medical and health sciences 7,398 6,196 6,123 73 1,202
Agricultural sciences 973 796 768 28 177
Social sciences 5,520 4,578 4,436 142 942
Humanities 2,846 2,246 2,140 106 600
Licentiate Fields of science total 8,891 6,677 6,338 339 2,214
Natural sciences 1,735 1,207 1,126 81 528
Engineering and technology 2,333 1,866 1,785 81 467
Medical and health sciences 244 183 179 4 61
Agricultural sciences 157 108 104 4 49
Social sciences 3,065 2,356 2,264 92 709
Humanities 1,357 957 880 77 400
Higher level tertiary degree Fields of science total 342,061 289,058 276,908 12,150 53,003
Natural sciences 35,751 29,432 27,844 1,588 6,319
Engineering and technology 60,669 52,298 50,097 2,201 8,371
Medical and health sciences 35,104 30,221 29,815 406 4,883
Agricultural sciences 9,512 7,638 7,329 309 1,874
Social sciences 142,769 122,573 118,032 4,541 20,196
Humanities 58,256 46,896 43,791 3,105 11,360
Other tertiary degrees Field of science undefined 835,474 652,639 617,755 34,884 182,835

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

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Updated 20.3.2014

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