Working-age population

Last updated 27/03/2018 - 10:17

The upward trend in employment rates slowed down

In October–December, the number of 15–74-year-old people in employment went up in the Helsinki region by one per cent and by 2 per cent throughout Finland compared to the same period of time last year. According to a sample-based Labour Force Survey conducted by Statistics Finland, the increase in employment rates slowed down in the Helsinki region but stayed more or less the same at the national level. In the Helsinki region, the number of working-age people increased faster than the number of people in employment. The number of people outside of the labour force in particular went up compared to the previous year.

In October–December, the employment rate of the working age population aged 15–64 dropped to 74.0 per cent in the Helsinki region and went up to 71.7 per cent nationally.

The working age population is growing in the Helsinki region. The number of people in employment also started to grow again in 2017. In 2018, the number of people in employment increased faster than the number of working-age people.