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1 Introduction

This annual Labour Force Survey publication contains statistical data on employment, unemployment, employment relationships and working hours of the population aged 15 to 74. Towards the end of the review section, we will also discuss the inactive population and young people that are not working or studying in more detail. The data derive from the Labour Force Survey, which is a sample-based monthly interview survey. The concepts and definitions used in the Labour Force Survey comply with the recommendations of the ILO, the International Labour Organisation, and EU regulations concerning official statistics. The statistical data of the Survey are thus internationally comparable.

Annual data of the Labour Force Survey concerning the year 2013 have been published in connection with the publication of December and 4th quarter data in early 2014 (21 January 2014). In addition to the review section, this publication also contains Labour Force Survey time series data and annual data concerning the year 2013.

This autumn, a thematic publication Families and work will also be released, which will highlight data from the household module of the Labour Force Survey on topics like labour force participation of parents of small children.

Source: Labour Force Survey 2013. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Heidi Melasniemi-Uutela 09 1734 2523, Joanna Viinikka 09 1734 3796,

Director in charge: Riitta Harala

Updated 1.4.2014

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Labour force survey [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-7857. Employment and unemployment 2013, 1 Introduction . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 4.6.2023].
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