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Number of persons working in cultural occupations and industries decreased in 2021 from the year before

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2021
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According to Statistics Finland's Labour Force Survey, the development of employment was again poor in cultural fields in 2021 due to the corona pandemic. According to the Labour Force Survey, employment in cultural industries was around 111,000 in 2020 and only about 108,000 in 2021. The employment of those working in cultural occupations as their main job also weakened, and was around 128,000 in 2021, while in 2020 it was still over 137,000. Cultural occupations also include self-employed persons, freelancers and persons working on a grant.

The chart shows the number of persons working in cultural fields and cultural occupations as their main job in 2011 to 2021. In 2021, around 128,000 persons worked in cultural occupations and around 108,000 in cultural industries.

Key points

  • Due to the pandemic, the number of those working in cultural industries and occupations as their main job has gone down already in two successive years.
  • In 2021, around 108,000 persons were working in cultural industries as their main job. 
  • In 2021, there were around 128,000 persons working in cultural occupations as their main job.
  • Around 28 per cent of those working in cultural occupations as their main job were self-employed, while only 13 per cent of those working in other occupations were self-employed.
  • Around 24 per cent of those working in cultural occupations had a part-time job while the share was around 16 per cent in other
    occupations.

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  • Occupational group
  • Employer sector
Statistics:
Updated:
23.06.2022
Classifications used:
  • Level of education
  • Occupational group
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Updated:
23.06.2022

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