Employed labour

Last updated 19/03/2021 - 08:26

Number of employed people increased in the private sector

The number of people employed in the private sector decreased by nearly 1 per cent in October–December in the Helsinki region. The number of public sector employees, on the other hand, increased by 2 per cent. 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 employed people in the Helsinki region was nearly identical to that of the previous year. According to Labour Force Survey conducted by Statistics Finland, 586,500 people were employed in the private sector and 184,200 in the public sector in the Helsinki region in October–December.

At the national level, the number of employees decreased by slightly under 1 per cent for the private sector and by 2.6 per cent for the public sector.

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.