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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.

  • Data on education concerning 2011 will only become available later.

  • The Classification of regions was revised in 2011. Data for earlier years are given according to the new classification.

  • 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 2011. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Veli Rajaniemi 09 1734 3434, Heidi Melasniemi-Uutela 09 1734 2523, Tarja Nieminen 09 1734 3561,

Director in charge: Riitta Harala

Updated 6.11.2012

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Labour force survey [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-7857. Time series data 2002-2011 2011, 7 Notes to the appendix tables . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 3.6.2023].
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