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7. 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 “.”

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

  • In the release 3 December 2010 Labour Force Survey 2009 , Time series data 2000–2009 the unemployment rates for higher university or doctorate level (7, 8) were incorrect in Appendix table 25. The corrected data can be found in Appendix table 25 of this release.

  • Data on education concerning 2010 will only become available later.

  • Data by Regional State Administrative Agency (AVI) are available as of the beginning of 2009.

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

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

Source: Labour force survey 2010. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Kalle Sinivuori (09) 1734 3524, Kirsi Toivonen (09) 1734 3535,

Director in charge: Riitta Harala

Updated 1.11.2011

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Labour force survey [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-7857. Time series data 2001-2010 2010, 7. Notes to the appendix tables . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 3.6.2023].
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