Publication and dissemination of Labour Force Survey data in the early part of 2021

The data content, data collection and estimation method of the Labour Force Survey will be revised at the beginning of 2021, which will cause changes to the publication and dissemination of data.

Only the key indicators concerning the labour market are published from the data for January and February 2021 solely on the statistics pages of the Labour Force Survey, and trend figures are not published. The data concerning January and February are preliminary and they may later be revised due to the review of the estimation method. For this reason, data concerning January and February 2021 are not entered into Statistics Finland's free StatFin database or the chargeable Astika database. The data of the Labour Force Survey for the early part of 2021 are used for the estimation analysis and retrospective correction of the time series.

The monthly chargeable data supplied on the Labour Force Survey for January and February 2021 will be submitted in connection with the completion of the data for March during May after the release date, 4 May. The delivery schedule for charged data for the first quarter will be specified during the early part of 2021 and customers will be informed of it separately.

How and why is the Labour Force Survey renewed?


Last updated 22.12.2020

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Labour force survey [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-7857. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 21.9.2021].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/tyti/tyti_2020-12-22_uut_001_en.html