1 Introduction

This annual Labour Force Survey publication contains statistical data on employment, unemployment, employment relationships and working hours of the population aged 15 to 74. Towards the end of the review section, we will also discuss in more detail persons in the inactive population and young people that are not working or studying. The data derive from the Labour Force Survey, which is a sample-based interview survey. The data are collected for all weeks of the year. Annual data are averages of monthly data, i.e. they describe the situation in an "average" week of the survey year. The annual working hour data are sums of monthly data. The concepts and definitions used in the Labour Force Survey comply with the recommendations of the ILO, the International Labour Organisation, and EU regulations concerning official statistics.

Annual data of the Labour Force Survey concerning the year 2015 have been published in connection with the publication of December and 4th quarter data in early 2016 (27 January 2016). In addition to the review section, this publication also contains Labour Force Survey time series data and annual data concerning the year 2015.

This present annual publication and the previous annual reviews are available on the web pages of the Labour Force Survey http://www.stat.fi/til/tyti/index_en.html . The home page of the statistics also includes monthly and quarterly data and time series tables complementing this publication from Statistics Finland's database .

This autumn, a thematic publication Families and work will also be released, which will highlight data from the household module of the Labour Force Survey on topics like the labour force participation of parents of small children.


Source: Labour Force Survey 2016. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Hanna Sutela 029 551 2907, Liisa Larja 029 551 3461, tyovoimatutkimus@stat.fi

Director in charge: Jari Tarkoma


Updated 12.4.2017

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Labour force survey [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-7857. Time series data 2007-2016 2016, 1 Introduction . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 20.10.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/tyti/2016/13/tyti_2016_13_2017-04-12_kat_001_en.html