Employment improved in 2011

According to Statistics Finland’s Labour Force Survey, there were 26,000 more employed persons in 2011 than in 2010. After the steep decline in 2009, men’s employment began to show slight growth. Also, the number of employees whose present work has continued less than one year increased among both men and women. These data derive from the annual review Employment and unemployment in 2011 of Statistics Finland’s Labour Force Survey.

Employees whose present work has continued less than one year by sex in 1997-2011, persons aged 15 to 74

Employees whose present work has continued less than one year by sex in 1997-2011, persons aged 15 to 74

There were 2,474,000 employed persons in 2011, which was 26,000 more than in 2010. After the steep decline in 2009, men’s employment began to show growth. In 2011, employment among men grew by 19,000 persons from 2010. Women’s employment also improved slightly. Employment improved especially in human health and social work activities in which the number of employed persons grew by 17,000. Employment decreased most in the activity of transportation and storage.

In 2011, the average number of employees in Finland was 2,143,000. Compared to the year 2010, there were 17,000 permanent jobs and 6,000 temporary jobs more in 2011. Temporary employment is more widespread among women than men. Two out of three temporary employees would have wanted a permanent job.

In 2011, number of employees whose present work has continued less than one year numbered 446,000. Compared to 2010, the number of employment contracts of under one year’s duration increased among both men and women, by a combined total of 53,000. Of these new employment contracts, 40,000 were permanent and 13,000 temporary.


Source: Labour Force Survey 2011. Statistics Finland

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