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Appendix table 55. Unemployment rates by educational level and sex in 2019 - 2021, persons aged 15-74

Year Change
2019 2020 2021 2020/2021
Per cent, % Per cent, % Per cent, % Percentage points
Sex Level of education
Both sexes Total 6,8 7,7 7,7 -0,1
Upper secondary education (3,4) 6,9 8,3 7,9 -0,4
Tertiary education total (5,6,7,8) 3,8 4,1 4,6 0,5
- lowest level tertiary education (5) 3,6 4,4 5,2 0,7
- lower university level (6) 4,3 4,5 4,6 0,0
- higher university or doctorate level (7,8) 3,4 3,6 4,5 0,9
No post-basic level education or level of education unknown 14,9 17,0 16,5 -0,5
Males Total 7,3 8,1 8,2 0,1
Upper secondary education (3,4) 7,2 8,5 8,2 -0,2
Tertiary education total (5,6,7,8) 4,1 4,0 5,1 1,1
- lowest level tertiary education (5) 4,2 5,1 6,2 1,0
- lower university level (6) 4,8 4,5 5,3 0,8
- higher university or doctorate level (7,8) 3,3 3,0 4,6 1,5
No post-basic level education or level of education unknown 14,0 15,6 15,1 -0,5
Females Total 6,2 7,4 7,1 -0,3
Upper secondary education (3,4) 6,5 8,1 7,5 -0,6
Tertiary education total (5,6,7,8) 3,6 4,2 4,3 0,0
- lowest level tertiary education (5) 3,2 4,1 4,6 0,5
- lower university level (6) 4,0 4,6 4,0 -0,6
- higher university or doctorate level (7,8) 3,5 4,0 4,4 0,4
No post-basic level education or level of education unknown 16,4 19,3 18,7 -0,6

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 55. Unemployment rates by educational level and sex in 2019 - 2021, persons aged 15-74 . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 26.6.2022].
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