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Active population

Persons who were employed or unemployed during the survey week belong to the active population. The concept of labour force can also be used of the active population.



Statistics using the definition

Validity of the definition

  • Valid until (31 December 2078)

All persons aged 15 to 74 who were employed or unemployed during the survey week belong to the active population. The concept of labour force can also be used of the active population.



Statistics using the definition

Validity of the definition

  • 1 January 1997 - 31 December 2020

Source organisation

  • Tilastokeskus

Source organisation

  • Tilastokeskus

The labour force (active population) comprises all persons who were either employed or unemployed during the last week of the year. Participation in the labour force is determined on the basis of information derived from various registers.



Statistics using the definition

Validity of the definition

  • Valid until (31 December 2078)

The labour force (active population) comprises all persons aged 15-74 who were either employed or unemployed during the last week of the year. Participation in the labour force is determined on the basis of information derived from various registers.



Statistics using the definition

Validity of the definition

  • 1 January 1900 - 31 December 2004

Source organisation

  • Tilastokeskus

Source organisation

  • Tilastokeskus

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