Official Statistics of Finland


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Majority of growth in the number of unemployed persons from lay-offs in 2020
28 May 2021
According to Statistics Finlands employment statistics, there were 351,600 unemployed persons at the end of 2020. The number of unemployed persons grew by 37 per cent from the previous year, of which over one half was caused by an increase in the number of laid-off persons. Examined by field of education, the number of unemployed persons grew most among those with qualifications in engineering and engineering trades, personal services, and business and administration. The growth in the number of unemployed with upper secondary or tertiary level qualifications was mainly due to lay-offs. The data on unemployment in the employment statistics are based on the data of the Register of Job Seekers of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment. 

Description: Employment statistics are annual statistics providing data by region on the population’s economic activity and employment. The population for the statistics is the permanently resident population in the country on the last day of the year. The data are mainly derived from administrative registers and statistical data files. The unit-specific data of the employment statistics are confidential by virtue of the Statistics Act. Data can be compiled by all regional divisions based on municipalities and co-ordinates and by postal code areas.
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Keywords: dependency ratio, employed persons, employment, entrepreneurs, foreigners, industrial structure, industries, labour force, nationality, occupations, population, private sector, public sector, risk of unemployment, socio-economic group, status in employment, unemployed, unemployment, workplaces.
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Change: The new Classification of Occupations will be introduced in the employment statistics in November 2012
28 Sep 2011
The new Classification of Occupations 2010 will be taken into use in the annual statistics for 2010 in November 2012.

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Employment [e-publication].
ISSN=2323-6825. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 21.9.2021].
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