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Appendix table 55. Unemployment rates by educational level and sex in 2014 - 2016, persons aged 15-74

  Year Change
2014 2015 2016 2015/2016
Per cent, % Per cent, % Per cent, % Percentage points
Sex Level of education        
Both sexes Total 8,7 9,4 8,8 -0,6
Upper secondary education (3,4) 1) 9,6 10,6 9,6 -1,1
Tertiary education total (5,6,7,8) 5,3 6,0 5,9 -0,1
- lowest level tertiary education (5) 4,5 5,2 5,3 0,1
- lower university level (6) 6,3 6,8 6,4 -0,4
- higher university or doctorate level (7,8) 4,9 5,7 5,8 0,1
No post-basic level education or level of education unknown 15,9 16,2 16,0 -0,2
Males Total 9,3 9,9 9,0 -0,8
Upper secondary education (3,4) 1) 10,1 10,8 9,9 -1,0
Tertiary education total (5,6,7,8) 5,8 6,5 6,0 -0,5
- lowest level tertiary education (5) 4,7 5,8 5,7 -0,1
- lower university level (6) 7,4 7,6 6,9 -0,7
- higher university or doctorate level (7,8) 5,1 5,8 5,2 -0,5
No post-basic level education or level of education unknown 14,7 14,7 13,5 -1,2
Females Total 8,0 8,8 8,6 -0,3
Upper secondary education (3,4) 1) 9,0 10,3 9,1 -1,2
Tertiary education total (5,6,7,8) 4,8 5,6 5,8 0,2
- lowest level tertiary education (5) 4,3 4,9 5,0 0,2
- lower university level (6) 5,3 6,1 6,0 -0,1
- higher university or doctorate level (7,8) 4,6 5,6 6,2 0,6
No post-basic level education or level of education unknown 18,0 18,9 20,3 1,4
1) The National Classification of Education 2016 has been taken into use in the data for 2016. In the previous classification of level of education 2011, specialist vocational qualifications (4) were included in upper secondary education (3). In the new classification of education, categories 3 and 4 have been separated into individual categories. In the table, both of these categories are included in upper secondary level education.

Source: Labour force survey 2017, December. Statistics Finland

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Updated 25.1.2018

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Labour force survey [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-7857. December 2017, Appendix table 55. Unemployment rates by educational level and sex in 2014 - 2016, persons aged 15-74 . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 15.11.2018].
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