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Secondary job

Work performed by the employee or self-employed person in addition to the main job. The secondary job is the job on which the person uses less time compared with the main job. The division of main and secondary jobs is based on the respondent's own reporting.



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Validity of the definition

  • Valid until (31 December 2078)

Work made in addition to the employee's or self-employed person's main job. The definition of main and secondary jobs is based on the respondent's own reporting. The secondary job is usually the job on which less time is spent or from which the earnings gained are lower than from the main job.



Statistics using the definition

Validity of the definition

  • 1 January 1976 - 31 December 2020

Source organisation

  • Tilastokeskus

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Source organisation

  • Tilastokeskus

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