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Statistics on labour disputes

Producer: Statistics Finland
Homepage: http://
Main topic: Labour Market
Related topics: Wages, Salaries and Labour Costs
Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Yes
European Statistical System (ESS): No


The statistics on labour disputes describe the labour disputes organised in Finland by employees or employers. Most labour disputes are strikes organised by employees. The extent of labour disputes is described with the numbers of employees having participated in them and with lost working days. Data on labour disputes are available quarterly.

Data content

The statistics on labour disputes contain data on the numbers of labour disputes, participated employees, lost working days and amounts of lost gross pay. Data can also be produced on locations, lengths, settlement types and legality of labour disputes.

Classifications used

Eg. industry, employer sector, reason of labour dispute.

Data collection methods and data sources

Mainly compiled from data collected by employer organisations from their members. Different media are also monitored.

Updating frequency

Once a year.

Time of completion or release

The yearly statistics are published about five months after the end of the reference year.

Time series

Data on labour disputes are available from the late 19th century, but exhaustive and classified data are available since 1971.


industries, labour disputes, strikes, working life

Contact information

Additional information

The yearly publication Wages, salaries and labour costs contains a section on labour disputes. Moreover, information can be found in the Statistical Yearbook of Finland.

Last updated 16.09.2011