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The labour force, the sum of employed and unemployed, decreased by 34 000 persons from September to December 2016. The seasonally
adjusted number of employed persons decreased by 22 000. In the same period, the unemployment decreased by 12 000.
The value of company reserves of new residential building projects rose by 76 per cent between the 4th quarter of 2015 and
the 4th quarter of 2016. At the end of the quarter, the enterprises’ new housing project reserves were 40 per cent higher
than the previous year.
Patterns of working time, Labour force survey, 2016
In 2016, 10 per cent of employees worked regularly on Sundays, i.e. at least two Sundays in a four-week-period. In addition,
15 per cent worked on Sundays sometimes. The share of employees working Sundays either regularly or sometimes has been stable
at around 25 per cent during the past ten years.