Official Statistics of Finland

Labour force survey

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Around 0.3 per cent of Finns earned at least a quarter of their income through digital platforms in 2017
17 Apr 2018
In 2017, around 0.3 per cent of Finns aged 15 to 74 years had earned at least one-quarter of their income through various digital platforms during the previous 12 months. In numbers, this involves around 14,000 persons. A digital platform here refers to various online platforms through which a person can sell his or her work input or otherwise earn income. Data on persons working through platforms were collected for the first time in connection with Statistics Finlands Labour Force Survey in 2017.

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24 Apr 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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Change: The content of the Labour Force Survey tables in databases has been extended
23 Feb 2016

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Labour force survey [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-7857. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 22.4.2018].
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