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4 Notes to the appendix tables

  • 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.

  • The National Classification of Education 2016 that is based on the ISCED 2011 classification, has been used in the Labour Force Survey since 2016. Category 3, upper secondary level education of the previous classification of education 2011 has been divided into upper secondary education (category 3) and specialist vocational qualifications (category 4). In Appendix tables 9 and 25, both of these categories (3, 4) are included in upper secondary level education.

  • Starting from 2018, education data are from the Register of Completed Education and Degrees for the year before the survey year. Education data for previous years from the Register of Completed Education and Degrees in the survey year.

  • Data according to the socio-economic groups are not fully comparable with earlier data starting from 2011. From 2011 onwards , the socio-economic groups are based on the new Classification of Occupations 2010. Further information .

  • 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 2020. Statistics Finland

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Updated 4.3.2021

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Labour force survey [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-7857. Employment and unemployment 2020, 4 Notes to the appendix tables . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 4.6.2023].
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