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Latest publication: Labour force survey 2019, January

Published: 22 August 2006

Employment and unemployment in July 2006

According to the Labour Force Survey of Statistics Finland, the number of employed persons was 2,540,000 in July, i.e. 46,000 higher than one year before. The employment rate stood at 71.8 per cent, while it was 70.7 per cent in July 2005. Adjusted for seasonal variation, the employment rate was 68.5 per cent.

The number of unemployed persons was 179,000 in July, i.e. 18,000 lower than one year ago. The rate of unemployment was 6.6 per cent, while it was 7.3 per cent one year earlier.

Changes in the labour force 7/2005 - 7/2006, thousand persons

  July 2006 July 2005 Change, %
7/05 - 7/06
Employed total 2,540 2,494 1.8
Employment rate, % 71.8 70.7 1.12
Unemployed 1 179 197 -9.0
Unemployment rate, % 6.6 7.3 -0.7 2
Labour force, total 2,719 2,691 1.0
Labour force participation rate, % 68.6 68.1 0.5 2
Economically inactive, total 1,245 1,258 -1.0
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, July. Statistics Finland

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Last updated 22.8.2006

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Labour force survey [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-7857. July 2006. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 25.3.2019].
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