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8. Notes to the appendix tables

  • Definitions of the used concepts can be found on the home page of the Labour Force Survey under “Concepts and definitions”, and in the printed annual publication and its pdf version.

  • Small figures concerning no more than 4,000 persons that are presented in the tables should be viewed with reservations because they are based on a low number of respondents.

  • Symbols used in the tables:

    Magnitude less than half of unit employed “0”

    Nil to report or data too uncertain for presentation “.”

  • Data on education concerning 2009 will only become available later.

  • The revised TOL 2008 Standard Industrial Classification was introduced in the Labour Force Survey as of the beginning of 2009. The appendix tables contain retrospective time series data for 2005 to 2009 classified by TOL 2008. For the 2000 to 2004 period retrospective data by industry are available by a more concise grouping of TOL 2008 industries in Statistics Finland’s StatFin database. The retrospective data are less accurate for the 2000 to 2004 period than from 2005 onwards. Inquiries about TOL 2008 classification applied in Labour Force Survey time series: .

  • The category “total” of data by industry and by emloyer sector includes those whose industrial status or employer sector is unknown.

  • Data on overtime work in 2009 are not fully comparable with earlier data.

  • In the annual Labour Force Survey review published on 12 June 2010 and in its appendix tables the expression regular weekly working hours was used of the concept usual weekly working hours. In the past, the expression normal weekly working hours has also been used in the same meaning. From now on, the expression usual weekly working hours will be used in the Labour Force Survey.

  • Due to rounding , the sums in the tables may not always agree.

Source: Labour force survey 2009. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Heidi Melasniemi-Uutela (09) 1734 2523, Olga Kambur (09) 1734 3565,

Director in charge: Riitta Harala

Updated 3.12.2010

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Labour force survey [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-7857. 17 2009, 8. Notes to the appendix tables . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 3.6.2023].
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