Official Statistics of Finland

Transition from school to further education and work

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Employment of recent graduates improved
24 Jan 2019
According to Statistics Finland's Education Statistics, employment of recent graduates improved by four percentage points in 2017 compared with one year earlier. Almost 70 per cent were employed one year after graduation. The employment of graduates with upper secondary vocational education improved most, by five percentage points. Of them, 70 per cent were employed. Altogether 86 per cent of those with university of applied sciences degrees and higher university degrees were employed. Eighty-three per cent of those with a doctorate degree were employed.

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Description: These statistics examine graduates' employment and entry into further education, and their regional transition within a given time period from graduation. The phenomena are described at the end of the year according to transition to employment, unemployment, further studies, military service or other activity. In addition, the statistics describe the transition by area, industry, employer sector or other information. The statistics are produced by combining a number of Statistics Finland’s individual-based data files. No surveys are conducted among graduates.
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Keywords: education, employment, further studies, graduates, labour market, unemployment.
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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Transition from school to further education and work [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-9469. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 22.11.2019].
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