Indicator predicting total production

Production in the Helsinki region decreased by 4.7 per cent in the fourth quarter compared with the previous year (decrease in all of Finland under 1.0 per cent). Production decreased slightly less than during the previous quarter, but the difference between the region and the entire country increased. Compared with the entire country, the decrease in production caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has been more pronounced in the Helsinki region, where the service sector is more prevalent. 

People with foreign background are increasingly significant in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area labour market

Pasi Saukkonen
Senior Researcher
City of Helsinki, City Executive Office, Kaupunkitieto

International immigration has shaped the Helsinki region considerably, and the labour market in the region can no longer be considered without taking foreign labour force into account.