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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 2018


The number of full-year persons receiving economic support in the form of social assistance or benefits decreased by 4.4 percent in 2018. The total number in 2018 was 772 275 persons, which corresponds to 13.3 percent of the population. There are large differences between different parts of the country. The proportion was lowest in commuting municipalities near large cities, at 9.8 percent, and highest in rural municipalities, at 17.0 percent.

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