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Household finances general statistics

The statistics show the number of full-time staff aged 20-64 who are supported via social assistance or benefits such as sickness benefit, sickness and activity compensation, unemployment benefit and economic support. It also contains information on fees for childcare and care of the elderly by municipality.

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Number of full-year persons receiving social assistance and benefits 2020


The number of full-year persons receiving economic support in the form of social assistance and benefits increased by 6.0 percent in 2020. The total number in 2020 was 790 242 people, which corresponds to 13.4 percent of the population of working age. This share was lowest in commuter municipalities close to a large town, at 10.4 percent, and highest in rural municipalities and commuter municipalities close to a small town, at 16.4 percent.

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