From 2010 to 2011, the size of the population of working age grew by 15,000 persons in Finland. In 2011, the size of Finland’s population of working age, i.e. aged 15 to 74, was 4,059,000 persons. The size of the population aged between 65 and 74 grew by most (31,000). Persons aged 55 to 64 form the largest age group in the population of working age (Figure 9).
The size of the active population grew by 11,000 persons in 2011. Activity rate went up between 2010 and 2011 in all other age groups except for the 25 to 34-year-olds where it remained almost unchanged.
The size of the inactive population was 1,376,000 in 2011. Its size grew by 5,000 persons from the previous year. The inactive population grew only in the 65 to 74 age group. In the 15 to 64 age group, the size of the inactive population decreased.
Figure 9. Population of working age and active population by age group in 2011
Source: Labour Force Survey 2011. Statistics Finland
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Contents (Labour force survey 2011, Employment and unemployment in 2011)