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Number of employed persons higher in the third quarter of 2022 than one year ago

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2022, 3rd quarter
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According to Statistics Finland's Labour Force Survey, the number of employed persons in the third quarter of 2022 (July to September) was 57,000 higher than in the corresponding period of 2021.

Key points

  • The average number of employed persons in the third quarter of 2022 was 2,638,000, which was 57,000 more than in the corresponding period of 2021.
  • The number of employed persons increased most in professional, scientific and technical activities (M) in the third quarter of 2022.
  • In July to September 2022, the number of hours worked by employed persons increased by 1.5 per cent compared to the previous year.

Number of employed persons and hours worked increased

In the third quarter of 2022 (July to September), the average number of employed persons was 2,638,000, which was 57,000 more than in the corresponding period of 2021.

The number of employed persons increased most in professional, scientific and technical activities (M).

The number of hours worked by employed persons was 989.4 million in the third quarter of 2022, which was 1.5 per cent more than one year ago.

Number of unemployed persons unchanged, number of persons in the inactive population decreased

The average number of unemployed persons in the third quarter of 2022 was 189,000, which was slightly fewer than in the July to September period of 2021. The unemployment rate in the third quarter of 2022 was 6.7 per cent, which was 0.2 percentage points lower than a year earlier.

In the third quarter of 2022, the number of persons in the inactive population was 1,292,000, which was 60,000 fewer than a year earlier.

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