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Appendix table 55. Unemployment rates by educational level and sex in 2013 - 2015, persons aged 15-74

  Year Change
2013 2014 2015 2014/2015
Per cent, % Per cent, % Per cent, % Percentage points
Sex Level of education        
Both sexes Total 8,2 8,7 9,4 0,7
Upper secondary education (3) 8,9 9,6 10,6 1,0
Tertiary education total (5,6,7,8) 4,7 5,3 6,0 0,7
- lowest level tertiary education (5) 4,1 4,5 5,2 0,7
- lower university level (6) 5,4 6,3 6,8 0,5
- higher university or doctorate level (7,8) 4,4 4,9 5,7 0,8
No post-basic level education or level of education unknown 15,9 15,9 16,2 0,3
Males Total 8,8 9,3 9,9 0,5
Upper secondary education (3) 9,4 10,1 10,8 0,8
Tertiary education total (5,6,7,8) 5,1 5,8 6,5 0,6
- lowest level tertiary education (5) 5,1 4,7 5,8 1,1
- lower university level (6) 5,6 7,4 7,6 0,3
- higher university or doctorate level (7,8) 4,6 5,1 5,8 0,7
No post-basic level education or level of education unknown 14,9 14,7 14,7 0,0
Females Total 7,5 8,0 8,8 0,9
Upper secondary education (3) 8,3 9,0 10,3 1,3
Tertiary education total (5,6,7,8) 4,3 4,8 5,6 0,8
- lowest level tertiary education (5) 3,5 4,3 4,9 0,5
- lower university level (6) 5,2 5,3 6,1 0,7
- higher university or doctorate level (7,8) 4,2 4,6 5,6 1,0
No post-basic level education or level of education unknown 17,5 18,0 18,9 0,9

Source: Labour force survey 2016, December. Statistics Finland

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Labour force survey [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-7857. December 2016, Appendix table 55. Unemployment rates by educational level and sex in 2013 - 2015, persons aged 15-74 . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 21.4.2019].
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