FSD2475 Register Data on Vacancies Notified to Public Employment Service 2008

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employment services, labour force, labour force needs, labour policy, recruitment


The data contain information on the vacancies notified to the Public Employment Service in Finland in 2008. The data have been compiled of job advertisements, and each individual vacancy mentioned in the advertisements has been counted. The data consist of information on open vacancies, employers, and the process of filling the vacancies.

The information on the vacancies covers variables such as the location, occupation, and duration of the vacancy, the employer's industry of employment, educational requirements, working hours, staff size, the type of workplace, the deadline for applications, and when the job would start. In addition, the data contain variables providing information on the number of open vacancies in the advertisements and the number of rows. The public employment agencies and employment and economic centres located in the region of the open vacancies are also included in the data.

Various duration variables have been added to the data. These variables include the duration the vacancy was open, the time of recruiting, and the delay with which the vacancy was filled. These variables have their own rules of calculations.

The data also include regional variables such as sub-region, degree of urbanisation, and city.

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