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Labour force surveyQ2 2014

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Increase in women working full time

From the 2nd quarter of 2013 to the 2nd quarter of 2014, the number of women working full time increased by 35 000. The number of part-time employed women decreased by 16 000 during the same period.

Population aged 15-74, by labour force status and sex
2nd quarter 2014 2nd quarter 2013 - 2nd quarter 2014
Absolute numbers Per cent Change in absolute numbers Change in percentage points
Labour force
Both sexes 2 739 000 71.3 29 000 -0.2
Males 1 452 000 74.0 13 000 -0.5
Females 1 287 000 68.4 16 000 0.0
 
Employed persons
Both sexes 2 648 000 68.9 37 000 0.0
Males 1 398 000 71.3 18 000 -0.1
Females 1 250 000 66.4 19 000 0.2
 
Unemployed
Both sexes 91 000 3.3 -8 000 -0.3
Males 54 000 3.7 -5 000 -0.4
Females 37 000 2.9 -3 000 -0.2
Figure 1. Full-time employed (15-74 years), by sex. In per cent of the population (15-74 years) in each group
Figure 2. Persons (15-74 years) in the labour force. In per cent of the population (15-74 years)
Figure 1. Full-time employed (15-74 years), by sex. In per cent of the population (15-74 years) in each groupFigure 2. Persons (15-74 years) in the labour force. In per cent of the population (15-74 years)

Among men, the number in full-time employment increased by 27 000 persons from the 2nd quarter of 2013 to the 2nd quarter of 2014, while the number of part-time employed men decreased by 9 000. A large part of the decrease was among young people – both men and women – in education. Despite the increase in the number of women working full time, the share in full-time employment remained much higher among men than women. In the 2nd quarter of 2014, the share of full-time employed men and women was 86 and 61 per cent respectively.

Small changes in labour force participation

The labour force participation rate among the population aged 15-74 years was 71.3 per cent in the 2nd quarter of 2014. This was a decrease of 0.2 percentage points from the same quarter of the previous year. The decrease was among the under-25s, and was due to fewer young men and women combining part-time work with studying. However, labour force participation increased among the 30-66 year-olds from the 2nd quarter of 2013 to the same quarter of 2014. The increase was strongest among those aged 55 years or older, especially with regard to women.

Stable share of employees with temporary jobs

In the 2nd quarter of 2014, 8 per cent of employees had a temporary job – unchanged from the same quarter in the previous year. In public administration, the share of employees with a temporary job decreased from 8 per cent in the 2nd quarter of 2013 to 5 per cent in the same quarter of 2014. Among the industries dominated by the private sector, the use of temporary jobs is most widespread in accommodation and food service activities, with 13 per cent of employees having a temporary job in the 2nd quarter of 2014. Among the industries dominated by the public sector, this kind of work is most widespread in human health and social work service activities and education. In each of these two industries, 12 per cent of the employees had temporary jobs in the 2nd quarter of 2014.

Stable share of long-term unemployed

The LFS shows that there were 91 000 unemployed persons in the 2nd quarter of 2014 and that 31 per cent of them were long-term unemployed. In the 2nd quarter of 2013, 32 per cent of the unemployed were long-term unemployed. The long-term unemployed are persons who have been unemployed for more than 26 weeks. The average period of time an unemployed person is unemployed was 28 weeks in the 2nd quarter of 2014; one week longer than in the same quarter the previous year.