Working-age population

Last updated 19/03/2021 - 08:25

Employment rate decreased from a year ago

The number of employed people in the Helsinki region grew by an average of 1.5 per cent in 2020 compared with the previous year. The number of employed people in the country was the same as in 2019. According to the Labour Force Survey by Statistics Finland, the employment rate of 15–64-year-olds was 74.3 in the Helsinki region per cent and 71.6 per cent nationally. Employment rates decreased by 1 per cent from 2019.

In the fourth quarter of 2020, there were as many employed people in the Helsinki region as one year before. Nationally, the number of employed people decreased by 1.4 per cent. The number of people outside the labour force continued to decrease by 0.6 per cent in the Helsinki region. The number of unemployed grew rapidly. The number of working-age people is increasing in the Helsinki region but remains unchanged at the national level. However, migration to the Helsinki region has slowed down during the COVID-19 crisis.

In October–December, the employment rate among those aged 15–64 was 74.4 per cent in the Helsinki region, which is 0.5 percentage points lower than in the corresponding period in the previous year. The employment rate declined more sharply on the national level compared with the Helsinki region, with an employment rate of 71.4 per cent during the fourth quarter of 2020.