Employed persons by industry
|Updated: 5.3.2013 - Next update: 5.3.2014|
Growth in employment slowed down in 2012
In 2012, employed persons numbered 2,483,000, which was 10,000
more than in 2011. The employment rate for women rose by 0.7
percentage points, while that for men remained unchanged.
Employment improved especially in human health and social work
activities, in which the number of employed persons grew by 13,000
Statistics Finland / Labour force survey
Description of indicator
A person is employed if he/she has during the survey week been in gainful employment at least one hour against wages or salary or fringe benefits, or to make profit, or has been temporarily absent from work. A person absent from work in the survey week is counted as employed if the reason for absence is maternity or paternity leave, own illness or if the absence has lasted under three months. Employed persons can be employees, self-employed or members of the same household working without actual pay in an enterprise owned by a family member.