Average literacy and numeracy skills among Finnish adults are excellent. Finnish adults are also among the best in the survey in their ability to solve problems in technology-rich environments.
The health sector is one of the fastest growing sectors in the world. Finland has solid competence in this sector, which could be exploited more efficiently to boost growth and competitiveness. Ministries and health sector actors are preparing a joint growth strategy and action plan.
A new geographic classification about the distribution of urban and rural areas provides a more accurate picture than previous statistics of, among other things, the distribution of Finland's population in different areas.
Focus on the Economy and Technology, an annual publication showcasing Finland and targeted at key international markets, has just been published. This year’s issue highlights Finland’s strengths in start-up entrepreneurship, work-life balance and sustainable technology.