Official Statistics of Finland

Labour force survey

Producer: Statistics Finland

Latest release:
Unemployment decreased clearly from one year ago
23 Oct 2018
According to Statistics Finlands Labour Force Survey, the number of unemployed persons in September 2018 was 170,000, which was 44,000 lower than one year ago. The trend of the unemployment rate was 7.4 per cent in September. The number of employed people was 72,000 higher in September 2018 than one year ago. The unemployment rate in the third quarter of 2018 was 6.5 per cent, which was 1.1 percentage points lower than in the respective period of 2017.

Next release:
20 Nov 2018

Description: The Labour Force Survey collects statistical data on the participation in work, employment, unemployment and activity of persons outside the labour force among the population aged between 15 and 74. The Labour Force Survey data collection is based on a random sample drawn twice a year from the Statistics Finland population database. The monthly sample consists of some 12,000 persons and the data are collected with computer-assisted telephone interviews. The information provided by the respondents is used to produce a picture of the activities of the entire population aged between 15 and 74. A so-called ad hoc module with annually changing topics is also carried out in connection with the Labour Force Survey.
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Keywords: active population, activity rate, employed persons, employed rate, employees, employment, employment relationship, fixed-term employment, full-time work, hours worked per week, inactive population, industrial structure, industries, labour market, labour force status, long-term unemployed, occupations, part-time work, private sector, public sector, self-employed persons, socio-economic group, status in employment, temporary lay-off, unemployed persons, unemployment, unemployment rate, weekly working hours, working hours, working life, youth unemployment.
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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Labour force survey [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-7857. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 23.10.2018].
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