4. Women most often in supervisory posts in the local government sector

Since 2008, the Labour Force Survey has asked employees about the performing of supervisory tasks. In 2009, a total of 19 per cent of employees reported that they were performing some kind of supervisory tasks. Fourteen per cent of women and 25 per cent of men acted as supervisors. The proportions were unchanged from 2008.

The share of women among the employees with supervisory duties was 38 per cent. Women’s share of supervisors was the largest, or as high as 61 per cent, in the municipalities. In the central government sector, 36 per cent, and in the private sector 32 per cent of supervisors were women. Change from 2008 had only taken place in the central government sector where women’s share of supervisors had risen from 30 to 36 per cent.


Source: Labour force survey 2009. Statistics Finland

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Updated 1.6.2010

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