Published: 1 June 2010
According to Statistics Finland’s Labour Force Survey, the number of persons working in fixed-term employment relationships decreased in 2009. Fixed-term employment contracts decreased most in manufacturing. The number of persons doing hired work was also lower in 2009 than in the previous year. These data derive from the annual Labour Force Survey review Employment relationships and working hours in 2009.
Number of fixed-term employees aged 15–74 by sex in 1997–2009
The general worsening of the employment situation in 2009 was also reflected in fixed-term employment relationships. A total of 310,000 employees worked in fixed-term employment relationships in 2009. Their number was 22,000 lower than one year earlier. The number of employees with fixed-term contracts was the lowest ever since 1997, or the starting year of a fully comparable times series.
Fifteen per cent all employees were employed fixed-term in 2009. The share of fixed-term employees was around 18 per cent among female employees and around 11 per cent among male employees.
Fixed-term employment relationships decreased mainly in the private sector, whereas in the public sector their number remained almost unchanged. Fixed-term employment relationships diminished most in manufacturing where the number of employees with fixed-term contracts was 12,000 lower in 2009 than in the previous year.
The number of persons doing hired work also fell in 2009, when they numbered 23,000, or around one per cent of all employees.
Updated tables of the Labour Force Survey: http://tilastokeskus.fi/til/tyti/tau_en.html .
The first annual Labour Force Survey review, Employment and unemployment in 2009 , takes an overview of changes in employment in 2009.
Source: Labour force survey 2009. Statistics Finland
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