Official Statistics of Finland

Employment of students

Producer: Statistics Finland

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One-half of students are working during their studies
12 Mar 2021
According to Statistics Finland's education statistics, one-half of students aged at least 18 were working alongside studies in 2019. Working was most common in connection with university and university of applied sciences studies. Fifty-five per cent of university students had an employment contract while studying and 58 per cent of university of applied sciences students. In vocational education, 47 per cent of students were employed during studies. In upper secondary general education, 33 per cent of students were employed alongside studies.

Description: These statistics describe employment during studies among students attending post-comprehensive school education. The data on employment among students are produced by combining Statistics Finland’s individual-based data files on students with the data of employment statistics. No surveys are conducted among students. The statistics contain a diversity of data on the education and employment of students. The statistics have been produced annually since 1995. In 2005 the population of the statistics was modified to include only students 18 years of age or older. Statistics for the years 1995–2004 include the employment data of students younger than 18 years of age, unless otherwise indicated. In accordance with the Statistics Act, the personal data from which these statistics are compiled are confidential. As a rule, the statistics produced from them are public.
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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Employment of students [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-0017. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 19.1.2022].
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