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Main job

The main job is the only or primary job of an employed person. If there are several jobs, the main job is the one on which the person spends most time. The division of main and secondary jobs is based on the respondent's own reporting.



Statistics using the definition

Validity of the definition

  • Valid until (31 December 2078)

The main job is the only or principal job of an employed person. Where several jobs exist, the main job is usually the job on which the respondent spends the most time or from which the highest income is earned. The definition of main and secondary jobs is based on the respondent's own reporting.



Statistics using the definition

Validity of the definition

  • 1 January 1959 - 31 December 2020

Source organisation

  • Tilastokeskus

Source organisation

  • Tilastokeskus

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