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Latest publication: Labour force survey 2017, February
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
|Employment rate, %||67.5||66.4||1.1 2|
|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
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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Last updated 23.5.2006
Official Statistics of Finland (OSF):
Labour force survey [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-7857. April 2006. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 26.3.2017].
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