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Increase in women working full time
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Labour force surveyQ3 2012

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Increase in women working full time

The number of women working full time increased by 27 000 from the 3rd quarter of 2011 to the 3rd quarter of 2012. The number of female part-time employees decreased by 10 000 during the same period.

The number of employees increased by 41 000 persons from the 3rd quarter of 2011 to the same quarter of 2012. The strongest increase was among women in full-time employment. The number of full-time employed men increased by 7 000 persons and part-time employed men by 13 000 persons. The share of full-time workers among male employees was 86 per cent in the 3rd quarter of 2012, while the corresponding share among women was 61 per cent.

Small changes in labour force participation

The share of labour force participants aged 15-74 years was 71.6 per cent in the 3rd quarter of 2012, down 0.2 percentage points from the previous year. The labour force participation among men aged 15-74 years was 74.4 per cent, and among women it was 68.7 per cent. This was down 0.1 and 0.2 percentage points respectively from the previous year. Among those aged 15-74 years, the labour force participation rate increased by 0.8 percentage points during the same period - to 58.9 per cent in the 3rd quarter of 2012. The increase was among women in this group.

Labour force and employed persons. Seasonally-adjusted figures and trend figures, three-month moving average in 1 000. 2006-2012

Unemployed (LFS), registered unemployed and registered employed plus government measures to promote employment. Seasonally-adjusted figures, three- month moving average in 1 000. 2006-2012

Stable unemployment

The 82 000 unemployed persons in the 3rd quarter of 2012 corresponded to 3.1 per cent of the labour force. This was a decrease of 3 000 persons and 0.1 percentage points compared to the 3rd quarter of 2011. Unemployment is usually higher among youths than among the rest of the population. Unemployment among persons aged 15-24 years was 8.4 per cent in the 3rd quarter, unchanged from the previous year.

The share of long-term unemployed decreased from 31 per cent of the unemployed in the 3rd quarter of 2011 to 29 per cent in the 3rd quarter of 2012. Long-term unemployed are persons who have been unemployed for more than 26 weeks. The average period of time an unemployed person has been unemployed went down by 3 weeks during the same period, to 26 weeks in the 3rd quarter of 2012.

Lower proportion of underemployed

In the 3rd quarter of 2012, 10 per cent of the part-time employed were underemployed, down 1 percentage point from the previous year. The underemployed are part-time employees who have tried to find more work. Out of the 66 000 underemployed persons, 48 000 were women. This must be seen in relation to the prevalence of part-time employment among women. The number underemployed went down by 6 000 from the 3rd quarter of 2011 to the same quarter of 2012 - and the decrease was among women.

The time the underemployed wanted to work extra in the 3rd quarter of 2012 corresponded to 25 000 full-time jobs. Adding the time that the unemployed wanted to work that quarter, the work wanted by these two groups corresponded to 96 000 full-time jobs.

The labour force is the sum of employed and unemployed persons between 15-74 years of age. From the 3rd quarter of 2011 to the 3rd quarter of 2012, the Labour Force Survey (LFS) shows that employment rose by 41 000 persons and unemployment decreased by 2 000 persons. This gives an increase in the labour force of 39 000 persons. In the same period, the population aged 15-74 increased by 63 000 persons. The labour force participation rate somewhat decreased.

Coherence between the concepts

Unemployed + Employed = Labour force

Labour force + Outside the labour force = Population

Seasonally-adjusted figures: stable labour market

Adjusted for seasonal variations, the number of employed persons decreased by 1 000 from the 2nd quarter of 2012 to the 3rd quarter of 2012. This is within the LFS margin of error. The unemployment rate was 3.1 per cent of the labour force in the 3rd quarter of 2012, unchanged from the 2nd quarter of 2012. Adjustments for seasonal variations allow for the analysis of underlying developments in the labour market. Seasonally-adjusted figures are presented in a separate article .

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