Labour Market

Population by activity

  1990 2000 2010 2012 2014 2015
  1 000 persons
Mean population 4 986 5 176 5 363 5 414 5 462 5 480
Population aged 15–74 3 737 3 901 4 043 4 075 4 095 4 102
Labour force 2 586 2 589 2 672 2 690 2 679 2 689
  Employed 2 504 2 335 2 447 2 483 2 447 2 437
  Unemployed 82 253 224 207 232 252
Inactive population 1 151 1 312 1 372 1 385 1 416 1 413
Labour force rate, % 69,2 66,4 66,1 66,0 65,4 65,6
Unemployment rate, % 3,2 9,8 8,4 7,7 8,7 9,4
Employment rate
(persons aged 15–64), %
74,1 66,9 67,8 69,0 68,3 68,1
Employed 2 504 2 335 2 447 2 483 2 447 2 437
Hours worked            
Part-time work 238 286 358 374 377 378
Full-time work 2 267 2 047 2 087 2 108 2 068 2 057
Unknown - 2 2 1 2 2
Employer            
Private 1 793 1 692 1 774 1 808 1 764 1 759
Local government 482 486 510 522 534 532
Central government 226 151 153 144 139 136
Unknown 3 6 10 9 10 9
Industrial status            
Self-employed persons and
assisting family members
388 319 328 337 343 346
Wage and salary earners 2 116 2 016 2 120 2 146 2 105 2 090
Unknown 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hours worked, million hours 4 415 I    4 019 3 998 4 040 3 956 3 947

I  line across a time series shows substantial breaks in the homogeneity of a series

Source: Statistics Finland, Labour force survey

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Updated: 4.4.2016

Employed persons by industry

Industry (TOL 2008) 2000 2010 2012 2014 2015
  1 000 persons
Total 2 335 2 447 2 483 2 447 2 437
Agriculture, forestry and fishing; mining and quarrying  146 115 109 109 109
Manufacturing; electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning and water supply; sewerage and waste management  473 388 382 359 352
Construction  147 172 175 169 168
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles  277 298 300 290 284
Transportation and storage  152 156 144 140 137
Accommodation and food service activities  77 83 86 86 87
Information and communication  89 95 101 100 106
Financial, insurance and real estate activities  70 71 74 74 73
Professional, scientific and technical activities; administrative and support service activities  184 250 261 269 278
Public administration and defence; compulsory social security  115 117 113 106 106
Education  165 174 175 180 179
Human health and social work activities  326 379 409 402 404
Arts, entertainment and recreation; other service activities  109 139 142 151 145
Industry unknown  6 12 11 11 9

Source: Statistics Finland, Labour force survey

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Updated: 4.4.2016

Employees by type of employment relationship

  All employment relationships
  Employees, total Permanent full-time work Permanent part-time work Fixed-term work
  1 000 persons
2007 2 178 1 625 205 348
2008 2 207 1 678 196 333
2009 2 123 1 610 201 311
2010 2 120 1 581 209 330
2011 2 143 1 585 222 336
2012 2 146 1 588 222 336
2013 2 127 1 580 217 330
2014 2 105 1 558 218 329
2015 2 090 1 549 219 322

Source: Statistics Finland, Labour force survey

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Updated: 29.6.2016

Unemployed

  Unemployed, 1 000 persons
  Total Males Females
1990 82 49 33
1991 169 106 62
1992 292 178 114
1993 405 235 170
1994 408 235 174
1995 382 204 178
1996 363 186 176
1997 314 160 154
1998 285 143 142
1999 261 130 131
2000 253 122 131
2001 238 117 121
2002 237 123 114
2003 235 124 111
2004 229 118 111
2005 220 111 109
2006 204 101 104
2007 183 90 93
2008 172 85 87
2009 221 122 99
2010 224 126 98
2011 209 117 91
2012 207 115 92
2013 219 122 97
2014 232 129 103
2015 252 137 115

Source: Statistics Finland, Labour force survey

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Updated: 8.2.2016

Unemployment rate

  Unemployment rate, % Long-term unemployed 1)
  Total Males Females 15–24 years of age % of unemployed
2000 9,8 9,1 10,6 21,4 27,2
2001 9,1 8,6 9,7 19,8 24,0
2002 9,1 9,1 9,1 21,0 23,1
2003 9,0 9,2 8,9 21,8 23,4
2004 8,8 8,7 8,9 20,7 22,3
2005 8,4 8,2 8,6 20,1 23,5
2006 7,7 7,4 8,1 18,7 23,7
2007 6,9 6,5 7,2 16,5 22,7
2008 6,4 6,1 6,7 16,5 18,0
2009 8,2 8,9 7,6 21,5 16,5
2010 8,4 9,1 7,6 21,4 23,4
2011 7,8 8,4 7,1 20,1 22,4
2012 7,7 8,3 7,1 19,0 21,5
2013 8,2 8,8 7,5 19,9 21,0
2014 8,7 9,3 8,0 20,5 22,8
2015 9,4 9,9 8,8 22,4 24,9

1) Unemployed continuously for 12 months or longer

Source: Statistics Finland, Labour force survey

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Updated: 11.4.2016

 

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