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According to new analysis published today by Statistics Finland, the number of persons working in fixed-term employment relationships decreased in 2009 compared to the previous year. The analysis is based on Statistics Finland's annual Labour Force Survey review.
The general worsening of the employment situation in 2009 was also reflected in fixed-term employment relationships. A total of 310,000 employees worked in fixed-term employment relationships in 2009. Their number was -22,000 lower than one year earlier. The number of employees with fixed-term contracts was the lowest since 1997, the start year of fully comparable data series.
15% of all employees were employed fixed-term in 2009. The share of fixed-term employees was around 18% among female employees and around 11% among male employees.
Fixed-term employment relationships decreased mainly in the private sector. In the public sector their number remained almost unchanged. Fixed-term employment relationships diminished most in manufacturing where the number of employees with fixed-term contracts was -12,000 lower in 2009 than in the previous year.