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Labour Force Surveys (LFS)

Upcoming publishing: 6/17/2016

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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Figures

Labour force

5 254

Thousands April 2016

1.1 %

from corresponding period previous year

Labour force (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data)

5 271

Thousands April 2016

.. %

from corresponding period previous year

Labour force rate

71.9

Percent April 2016

0.2 %

from corresponding period previous year

Labour force rate (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data)

72.1

Percent April 2016

.. %

from corresponding period previous year

Employed

4 873

Thousands April 2016

2.3 %

from corresponding period previous year

Employed (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data)

4 905

Thousands April 2016

.. %

from corresponding period previous year

Employment rate

66.7

Percent April 2016

1.0 %

from corresponding period previous year

Employment rate (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted)

67.1

Percent April 2016

.. %

from corresponding period previous year

Unemployed

381

Thousands April 2016

-12.0 %

from corresponding period previous year

Unemployed (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data)

366

Thousands April 2016

.. %

from corresponding period previous year

Unemployment rate

7.3

Percent April 2016

-1.0 %

from corresponding period previous year

Unemployment rate (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data)

6.9

Percent April 2016

.. %

from corresponding period previous year

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News

During the first quarter of 2016 the labour force participation among persons aged 20-64 amounted to 88.3 percent among men and 83.3 percent among women. The difference in the labour force participation among men and women has decreased over time. For people with children 7 years or older living at home the employment rate among men was significantly higher than among women. Among men with less than an upper secondary level of education 77.6 percent were employed during the first quarter of 2016. The corresponding figure for women was 42.5 percent. Women with a tertiary education were to a lesser extent long-term unemployed compared to men.

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