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Summary

The population, labour force and the number of employed are set to decline in the 2020s. There is a restructuring going on from industries to services, especially nursing and new technologies.

Key facts:

  • The employment rate was 73.3% in 2013 – lower than both the national 2020 target of 78% and the EU–28 2020 target of 75%.
  • Finland is battling recession and the continuing weak economic outlook.
  • The population, labour force and the number of employed are set to decline in the 2020s. There is a restructuring going on from industries to services, especially nursing and new technologies.
  • Although Finland has done well in international qualification comparisons, changing skills demands combined with structural changes mark a substantial challenge for the education system overall.

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