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1 Introduction

This annual publication contains statistical data on employment, unemployment, employment relationships and working hours of the population aged 15 to 74 living permanently in Finland. Towards the end of the review section, we will also discuss in more detail persons in the inactive population and young people that are not working or studying. The data derive from the Labour Force Survey, which is a sample-based interview survey. The data are collected for all weeks of the year. Annual data are averages of monthly data, i.e. they describe the situation in an average week of the survey year. The annual working hour data are sums of monthly data. 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.

Key annual data of the Labour Force Survey concerning the year 2019 have been published on 24 January 2020 in connection with the publication of data for December and the 4th quarter of 2019. In addition to the review section, this publication also contains Labour Force Survey time series data and annual data concerning the year 2019.

This present annual publication and the previous annual reviews are available on the web pages of the Labour Force Survey . The home page of the statistics also has monthly and quarterly data and time series tables complementing this publication in Statistics Finland's database .

Figure 1 below describes the main groups comprising the population aged 15 to 74 in the Labour Force Survey on which data are presented by sex, age group, industry or regional division. The figure also includes groups describing total population. Data concerning total population are the mean population figures of the statistics on population structure for the year 2019. The shares of groups were calculated from total population.

Diagram 1. Total population and population aged 15 to 74 by labour market position in 2019, per cent of total population

Diagram 1. Total population and population aged 15 to 74 by labour market position in 2019, per cent of total population

Source: Labour Force Survey 2019. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Ulla Hannula 029 551 2924, Tatu Leskinen 029 551 3285,

Director in charge: Jari Tarkoma

Updated 7.5.2020

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Labour force survey [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-7857. Employment and unemployment 2019, 1 Introduction . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 4.6.2023].
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