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Latest publication: Labour force survey 2019, February

Appendix table 50. Employed persons aged 15-74 by employer sector and sex in 2016 - 2018

  Year Change Change
2016 2017 2018 2017/2018 2017/2018
1000 persons 1000 persons 1000 persons 1000 persons Per cent, %
Sex Employer sector          
Both sexes Employer sector total (incl. employer sector unknown) 2 448 2 473 2 540 67 2,7
Private sector 1 783 1 794 1 862 68 3,8
Public sector 657 674 673 -1 -0,2
- central government 129 141 140 -1 -0,7
- local government 528 533 532 0 -0,1
Males Employer sector total (incl. employer sector unknown) 1 267 1 282 1 317 34 2,7
Private sector 1 080 1 087 1 121 34 3,1
Public sector 183 193 193 0 0,1
- central government 65 68 69 1 1,6
- local government 118 125 124 -1 -0,7
Females Employer sector total (incl. employer sector unknown) 1 182 1 191 1 223 32 2,7
Private sector 703 707 741 34 4,8
Public sector 474 481 479 -2 -0,3
- central government 64 73 71 -2 -2,8
- local government 411 408 408 0 0,1

Source: Labour force survey 2018, December. Statistics Finland

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Updated 24.1.2019

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Labour force survey [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-7857. December 2018, Appendix table 50. Employed persons aged 15-74 by employer sector and sex in 2016 - 2018 . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 23.4.2019].
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