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Shop sales assistants, health care assistants and nurses most common occupations in 2020

release | Employment 2020

According to Statistics Finland, the most common occupations at the end of 2020 were shop sales assistants (101,500), health care assistants (79,800) and nurses (73,000). In these occupational groups, the majority of employed persons were women. The socio-economic group was self-employed for 238,000 employed persons, upper-level employees for 554,000, workers for 624,000 and lower-level employees for 822,000.

Key points

  • The most common occupational group of employed persons was shop sales assistants.
  • Men's most common occupational group was heavy truck and lorry drivers and women's most common occupational group was health care assistants.
  • There were around 16 % more upper-level employees in 2020 than in 2010.

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  • Socio-economic group
  • Main type of activity
  • Sex
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Classifications used:
  • Sex
  • Age
  • Socio-economic group
  • Main type of activity
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