Part-time and fixed-term employment
|Updated: 25.10.2012 - Next update: 21.10.2013|
Number of part-time employees highest in female-dominated industries
According to the Labour Force Survey, 374,000 employed persons worked part-time in 2012. Some 15 per cent of all employed persons worked part-time. Of them, 311,000 were employees. The Labour Force Survey data on part-time employment is based on the respondents’ own reporting. The following only concerns part-time employees.
The number of part-time employees grew slightly (+4,000) in 2012 from the previous year. The long-term trend in part-time employment has been a growing one since 1997. Part-time employment is more widespread among women than men. Persons employed part-time numbered 216,000, or 20 per cent, among female employees and 95,000, or nine per cent, among male employees. From the previous year, the number grew for female employees, but not for male ones.
Nearly three-quarters of the part-time employees worked in the private sector. The numbers of part-time employees were the highest in the female dominated industries of wholesale and retail trade, and human health and social work activities. The share of part-time employees of all employees was the largest, or 38 per cent, in retail trade (excl. motor vehicle trade).
Statistics Finland / Labour force survey
Description of indicator
Employees or self-employed persons who report they work part-time in their main job are classified as part-time workers. The definition is not based on any hour limits, but on the respondent's own idea of the work being part-time.
Employees with an employment contract for a fixed term, for a trial period, or for carrying out certain tasks are considered as being in temporary employment.