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Appendix table 2. Employment of students aged at least 18 by level of education and gender in 2019 1)

Level of education Students total Employed students Female students total Of whom employed Male students total Of whom employed
    %     %     %
General upper secondary education 43 073 14 047 32,6 24 495 9 284 37,9 18 578 4 763 25,6
Vocational upper secondary education and training 122 149 45 459 37,2 64 030 26 166 40,9 58 119 19 293 33,2
Further qualification 27 757 19 452 70,1 15 880 10 745 67,7 11 877 8 707 73,3
Specialist qualification 13 942 12 102 86,8 8 111 7 100 87,5 5 831 5 002 85,8
Polytechnic bachelors degree 127 854 70 027 54,8 66 384 39 339 59,3 61 470 30 688 49,9
University bachelor degree 76 794 34 571 45,0 40 246 20 137 50,0 36 548 14 434 39,5
Higher polytechnic degree (Master) 14 276 11 996 84,0 9 388 7 812 83,2 4 888 4 184 85,6
Higher university degree (Master) 58 372 36 025 61,7 33 432 20 630 61,7 24 940 15 395 61,7
Professional specialisation in medicine, veterinary and dentistry 145 134 92,4 132 121 91,7 13 13 100,0
Licentiates degree 706 526 74,5 306 244 79,7 400 282 70,5
Doctoral or equivalent level 17 748 13 261 74,7 9 520 7 104 74,6 8 228 6 157 74,8
Total 502 816 257 600 51,2 271 924 148 682 54,7 230 892 108 918 47,2
1) The figures concerning vocational education for 2019 are not comparable with those for earlier years.

Source: Education. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Vesa Hämäläinen 029 551 2594, koulutustilastot@stat.fi

Head of Department in charge: Hannele Orjala


Updated 12.3.2021

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Employment of students [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-0017. 2019, Appendix table 2. Employment of students aged at least 18 by level of education and gender in 2019 1) . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 18.4.2024].
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