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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".

  • 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 2012 will be available in late 2013.

  • The category “Total” of data by industry, employer sector and socio-economic group includes those employed persons or employees for whom the data concerned are unknown.

  • In Appendix tables 27–29 category "Total" also includes the employees whose form of working hours is unknown. Category "Unknown" includes the employees who are unable to say whether they work full-time or part-time.

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

  • Socio-economic group has been determined in 2011 from the Classification of Occupations 2010 and prior to that from the Classification of Occupations 1987. The data are not comparable with each other.

Source: Labour Force Survey 2012. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Pertti Taskinen 09 1734 2690, Joanna Viinikka 09 1734 3796,

Director in charge: Riitta Harala

Updated 5.3.2013

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Labour force survey [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-7857. Employment and unemployment 2012, 7 Notes to the appendix tables . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 4.6.2023].
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