4 Share of women in supervisory position the smallest in the local government sector

Since 2008, the Labour Force Survey has asked employees about the performing of supervisory tasks. In 2010, altogether 20 per cent of employees said that they performed at least some kind of supervisory tasks. Fourteen per cent of women and 26 per cent of men acted as supervisors. The proportions were almost unchanged from 2009.

In the private sector, 17 per cent and in the central government sector 16 per cent of female employees did supervisory tasks. At 11 per cent, the share was the smallest in the local government sector. However, due to the female domination of the local government sector, the majority, or 60 per cent, of all employees with supervisory tasks in the local government sector were women.

Among male employees, the shares of persons in supervisory positions were 26 per cent in the private sector, 35 per cent in the central government sector and 26 per cent in the local government sector.


Source: Labour force survey 2010. Statistics Finland

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Updated 7.6.2011

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