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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 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 are from 2015. Data on education concerning 2016 will be available in late 2017.

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

Source: Labour Force Survey 2016. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Hanna Sutela 029 551 2907, Liisa Larja 029 551 3461,

Director in charge: Jari Tarkoma

Updated 12.4.2017

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Labour force survey [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-7857. Time series data 2007-2016 2016, 8 Notes to the appendix tables . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 4.6.2023].
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