Last updated 22/06/2020 - 16:16
Number of employed people increased in the private sector
In January–March, the number of people employed in the private sector went up by 2.7 per cent in the Helsinki region compared with the same time period in the previous year. The number of people employed in the public sector decreased by 0.5 per cent compared with the corresponding period in the previous year. The number of municipal workers decreased compared to the previous year, whereas the number of people employed by the state increased. The total number of people in employment went up by more than 2 per cent in the Helsinki region. According to the Labour Force Survey conducted by Statistics Finland, 592,400 people were employed in the private sector and 174,800 in the public sector in the Helsinki region in January–March.
At the national level, the number of employees in the private sector rose less than in the Helsinki region. Nationally, the number of people employed in the public sector decreased by nearly 2 per cent compared with the corresponding period in the previous year.
Note! A new employer sector classification was introduced in the Labour Force Survey as of 1 January 2020 based on the Classification of Sectors 2012. The employer sector information from 2020 is not fully comparable with previous years. In the new classification, enterprises owned by a municipality or a joint authority are listed as private sector, whereas they were previously considered part of the public sector. The change will decrease the number of people employed by the public sector while increasing the number of private-sector workers.