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Labour Force Surveys (LFS)

Upcoming publishing: 2015-03-12

The objective of the LFS is to describe the current employment conditions for the entire population aged 15-74 and to give information on the development of the labour market. The survey is conducted regularly every month during the whole year. The results are presented as monthly, quarterly and annually statistics, with focus on both the number and the percentage of employed and unemployed persons. The LFS is the only source with continuous information on total unemployment and this information represents the official unemployment rate.

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Labour force

5146

Thousands January 2015

1.8 %

from corresponding period previous year

Labour force (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data)

5218

Thousands January 2015

.. %

from corresponding period previous year

Labour force rate

71.1

Percent January 2015

0.7 %

from corresponding period previous year

Labour force rate (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data)

72.1

Percent January 2015

.. %

from corresponding period previous year

Employed

4717

Thousands January 2015

2.1 %

from corresponding period previous year

Employed (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data)

4813

Thousands January 2015

.. %

from corresponding period previous year

Employment rate

65.2

Percent January 2015

0.9 %

from corresponding period previous year

Employment rate (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted)

66.5

Percent January 2015

.. %

from corresponding period previous year

Unemployed

430

Thousands January 2015

-1.5 %

from corresponding period previous year

Unemployed (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data)

405

Thousands January 2015

.. %

from corresponding period previous year

Unemployment rate

8.4

Percent January 2015

-0.2 %

from corresponding period previous year

Unemployment rate (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data)

7.8

Percent January 2015

.. %

from corresponding period previous year

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Temporary employment - a common gateway to work

Since 2005 the number of temporary employees has increased somewhat and amounted to 694 000 persons in 2014. As a share of the total number of employees however, only slight changes can be noted when comparing 2005 with 2014. Temporary employment is a common gateway to employment, which explains why it is more common among young people and the foreign born who are entering the labour market. Flow data shows that the chances for temporary employment have increased among persons outside the labour force since 2005.

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