Last updated 19/03/2021 - 08:31
The number of working hours decreased from the previous year
In 2020, the number of working hours decreased in the Helsinki region by an average of 1.1 per cent and nationally by 1.9 per cent according to the Labour Force Survey conducted by Statistics Finland.
In October–December, the total number of hours worked in the Helsinki region was approximately 344 million, which is 0.6 per cent less than during the corresponding period in the previous year. Work in the Helsinki region accounted for one third of all the hours worked in the entire country. The number of hours worked in the entire country decreased by 0.9 per cent. In October–December, the total number of hours worked outside of the Helsinki region was 707 million.
The number of hours worked took an upward turn in the Helsinki region towards the end of 2017. The number of hours worked have increased both in the Helsinki region and in the rest of Finland over the past few years, until the COVID-19 crisis.