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Household finances general statistics

Upcoming publishing: 2023-03-23

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 persons receiving economic support decreased


The number of full-year persons receiving economic support in the form of social assistance and benefits decreased by 1.1 percent in 2021. The total number in 2021 was 784 651 people, which corresponds to 13.3 percent of the population of working age. This share was lowest in commuter municipalities close to a large town, at 10.4 percent, and highest in rural municipalities and commuter municipalities close to a small town, at 15.9 percent.

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