Working-age population

Last updated 22/06/2020 - 16:15

Number of employed people continued rising in the Helsinki region

The number of employed people in January–March was 2.2 per cent higher in the Helsinki region compared to the corresponding period in the previous year. Nationally, the number of employed people increased by 0.6 per cent, according to the Labour Force Survey of Statistics Finland. The number of people outside the labour force remained unchanged from the previous year in the Helsinki region. The number of working-age people is increasing in the Helsinki region but remains unchanged at the national level.

In January–March, the employment rate of those aged 15–64 was 74.9 per cent in the Helsinki region, in other words 0.7 percentage points higher than in the corresponding period in the previous year. Nationally, the employment rate increased by 0.5 percentage points from the same period in the previous year and was at 71.6 per cent in the first quarter of 2020.