Employed labour in main industries

Last updated 22/06/2020 - 16:17

Number of people employed in manufacturing and social services increased

The number of people employed in manufacturing in the Helsinki region increased by 9 per cent in January−March 2020 compared to the same period in the previous year. The year before, the number of employees in manufacturing had fallen rapidly, which means that the change may be explained by random variation in the statistical data. In social services, the number of employees was 5 per cent higher than the previous year. The number of people employed in trade, accommodation and the restaurant division increased by a total of 2 per cent.

In the other market service sectors, the number of employees remained unchanged from the previous year. Other market services include transport, information and communications, financing and insurances as well as business services. In construction, the number of employees was cut back by nearly 8 per cent compared to the previous year.

The number of people employed in manufacturing and other market services increased at a national level. In the trade, restaurant and accommodation as well as construction divisions, the number of employees decreased from the previous year.

Business services is the largest sector

The sector employing the most people in the Helsinki region is business services. A large number of residents in the Helsinki region also work in social and health care services as well as in the trade division. In all of Finland, health care and social services is the largest sector in terms of the number of employees, and the manufacturing division is the second largest.