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Appendix table 50. Employed persons aged 15-74 by employer sector and sex in 2014 - 2016

  Year Change Change
2014 2015 2016 2015/2016 2015/2016
1000 persons 1000 persons 1000 persons 1000 persons Per cent, %
Sex Employer sector          
Both sexes Employer sector total (incl. employer sector unknown) 2 447 2 437 2 448 11 0,5
Private sector 1 764 1 759 1 783 24 1,4
Public sector 673 668 657 -11 -1,6
- central government 139 136 129 -7 -5,2
- local government 534 532 528 -4 -0,7
Males Employer sector total (incl. employer sector unknown) 1 254 1 249 1 267 18 1,4
Private sector 1 058 1 062 1 080 18 1,7
Public sector 192 183 183 0 0,2
- central government 69 68 65 -2 -3,5
- local government 123 115 118 3 2,4
Females Employer sector total (incl. employer sector unknown) 1 193 1 188 1 182 -7 -0,5
Private sector 706 697 703 6 0,9
Public sector 481 485 474 -11 -2,3
- central government 70 68 64 -5 -7,0
- local government 411 417 411 -6 -1,6

Source: Labour force survey 2016, December. Statistics Finland

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Updated 24.1.2017

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Labour force survey [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-7857. December 2016, Appendix table 50. Employed persons aged 15-74 by employer sector and sex in 2014 - 2016 . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 21.4.2019].
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