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Latest publication: Labour force survey 2017, May

Published: 23 May 2006

Employment grew and unemployment fell in April 2006

According to the Labour Force Survey of Statistics Finland, the number of employed persons was 2,384,000 in April, i.e. 47,000 higher than one year before. The employment rate stood at 67.5 per cent, while it was 66.4 per cent in April 2005.

The number of unemployed persons was 225,000 in April, which is 35,000 fewer than one year before. The rate of unemployment was 8.6 per cent, while it was 10.0 per cent one year earlier.

Changes in the labour force 3/2005 - 3/2006, thousand persons

  April 2006 April 2005 Change, %
4/05 - 4/06
Employed total 2,384 2,337 2.0
Employment rate, % 67.5 66.4 1.1 2
Unemployed 1 225 260 -13.5
Unemployment rate, % 8.6 10.0 -1.4 2
Labour force, total 2,609 2,596 0.5
Labour force participation rate, % 65.9 65.8 0.1 2
Economically inactive, total 1,351 1,348 0.2
Unrounded figures are used in the CHANGE column
1 Based on the recommendations of the International Labour Organisation (ILO)
2 percentage points

Source: Labour force survey 2006, April. Statistics Finland

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Director in charge: Mr Jussi Simpura

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Last updated 23.5.2006

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Labour force survey [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-7857. April 2006. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 23.6.2017].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/tyti/2006/04/tyti_2006_04_2006-05-23_tie_001_en.html

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