The description of the classification published on 30 June 2010 was updated on 29 July 2010.
As of the beginning of 2009, the Labour Force Survey adopted the revised TOL 2008 standard classification of industries. TOL 2008 differs significantly from its predecessor TOL 2002. It takes particularly into account the growing importance of service industries and the strongly expanded field of information and communication technology. Further information about the TOL 2008 classification and differences between it and TOL 2002 is available in the section dedicated to TOL 2008 on Statistics Finland's website.
Long series by industry are available starting from 2000 by a compacted grouping of TOL 2008 industries (14 categories). Starting from 2005, data are also available by a more detailed classification level.
The grouping of 14 categories of TOL 2008 industries used in the Labour Force Survey
|01-09||A, B Agriculture, forestry and fishing, mining and quarrying|
|10-39||C-E Manufacturing, electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning and water supply, sewerage and waste management|
|45-47||G Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles|
|49-53||H Transportation and storage|
|55-56||I Accommodation and food services activities|
|58-63||J Information and communication|
|64-68||K, L Financial, insurance and real estate activities|
|69-82||M, N Professional, scientific and technical activities; administrative and support service activities|
|84||O Public administration and defence, compulsory social security|
|86-88||Q Human health and social work activities|
|90-99||R-U Arts, entertainment and recreation; other service activities|
|00||X Industry unknown|
In 2000-2004, Labour Force Survey data were not collected by industry at as detailed level of classification (TOL 2002) as in 2005-2007. The enterprise and establishment codes with which the TOL 2008 code is obtained for a workplace from Statistics Finland's updated Business Register were also only fully introduced starting from 2005. Because of this the time series starting from 2000 has been produced by a more compacted grouping of TOL 2008 industries than the time series starting from 2005.
Several methods were used in producing the data from 2000-2004 by the TOL 2008 classification. The appropriateness of the methods was tested with the data concerning 2008 which were coded by both TOL 2002 and TOL 2008.
The methods used in producing data by TOL 2008 included the following:
Good 80 per cent of the TOL 2008 codes for the 2000-2004 data were found with the first two methods. Around ten per cent of the TOL 2008 codes were found on the basis of industry headings. Three per cent of the codes were found from the data of employment statistics. TOL 2008 code was imputed for under four per cent of the data.
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Last updated 29.7.2010