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Appendix table 47. Employed person aged 15-74 by educational level and sex in 2019 - 2021

Year Change Change
2019 2020 2021 2020/2021 2020/2021
1000 persons 1000 persons 1000 persons 1000 persons Per cent, %
Sex Level of education
Both sexes Total 2 533 2 495 2 555 60 2,4
Upper secondary education (3,4) 1 174 1 141 1 184 44 3,9
Tertiary education total (5,6,7,8) 1 042 1 064 1 082 18 1,7
- lowest level tertiary education (5) 226 209 196 -13 -6,2
- lower university level (6) 413 430 445 15 3,5
- higher university or doctorate level (7,8) 403 425 441 16 3,6
No post-basic level education or level of education unknown 317 290 289 -2 -0,5
Males Total 1 313 1 299 1 326 27 2,1
Upper secondary education (3,4) 667 661 682 21 3,2
Tertiary education total (5,6,7,8) 450 456 465 9 2,0
- lowest level tertiary education (5) 84 77 74 -2 -3,2
- lower university level (6) 188 194 199 5 2,3
- higher university or doctorate level (7,8) 178 185 192 7 3,8
No post-basic level education or level of education unknown 197 182 179 -3 -1,8
Females Total 1 219 1 195 1 228 33 2,8
Upper secondary education (3,4) 507 479 502 23 4,8
Tertiary education total (5,6,7,8) 593 608 617 8 1,4
- lowest level tertiary education (5) 143 132 122 -11 -8,0
- lower university level (6) 225 236 246 11 4,5
- higher university or doctorate level (7,8) 225 240 249 8 3,5
No post-basic level education or level of education unknown 119 108 109 2 1,6

Source: Labour force survey 2021, December. Statistics Finland

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Updated 25.1.2022

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Labour force survey [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-7857. December 2021, Appendix table 47. Employed person aged 15-74 by educational level and sex in 2019 - 2021 . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 30.6.2022].
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