Membership in employee organisations
|Updated: 2.12.2015 - Next update: 11.10.2016|
Over 90% of women and 86% of men were members of either a trade union or an unemployment fund. Women are more often members of a trade union than are men. There was a gender gap of 10 percentage points in 2014. In recent years, more men than women have been contributing to an unemployment fund only, and between 2011 and 2014, the share of men was bigger than in previous years. In 2014, roughly one fifth of men and just over 10% of women reported being a member of an unemployment fund only.
Ministry of Employment and the Economy / Working life barometers
Description of indicator
Indicator information is based on the annual working life barometer of the Ministry of Employment and the Economy. Professionally organised persons are members of a trade union. Some wage or salary earners are members of unemployment funds only, either private ones or those operating in connection with trade unions.