3 Share of the active population on level with the previous year

From 2011 to 2012, the size of the population of working age grew by 16,000 persons in Finland. In 2012, the size of Finland's population of working age, i.e. aged between 15 and 74, was 4,075,000 persons. Most grew the 65 to 74 age group, whose number increased by further 30,000 persons from the year before. The biggest age group among working-age population was formed by those aged 55 to 64 (Figure 9).

The share of the active population remained almost unchanged. The size of the active population grew by 8,000 persons in 2012. Between 2011 and 2012, the activity rate went up most in the 55 to 64 age group, by 1.4 percentage points.

The size of the inactive population was 1,385,000 in 2012. Its size grew by 8,000 persons from the previous year.

Figure 9. Population of working age and active population by age group in 2012

Figure 9. Population of working age and active population by age group in 2012

Source: Labour Force Survey 2012. Statistics Finland

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Updated 5.3.2013

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