Employed labour

Last updated 27/09/2019 - 14:24

Number of people employed by the state declined

In April–June, the number of people employed in the private sector went up by 4 per cent in the Helsinki region compared with the same time period in the previous year. The number of employees in the public sector, on the other hand, decreased by 2 per cent. The number of people employed by the state declined in particular. The total number of people in employment went up by 2.5 per cent in the Helsinki region. According to a Labour Force Survey conducted by Statistics Finland, 597,200 people were employed in the private sector and 172,100 in the public sector in the Helsinki region in April–June.

The national development was similar to that in the Helsinki region. The number of employees in the private sector decreased slower than in the Helsinki region, however. The number of people employed by the state declined nationally more than in the Helsinki region.