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Working Life Barometer

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  • Nationwide
  • Public service

Each year, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment produces a working life barometer, which describes the state of working life at Finnish workplaces. The barometer offers an up-to-date view of, for example, the organisation of work, different working hour and pay schemes, work-related learning and possibilities to influence, intensity of work, working environment and atmosphere at workplaces.

The barometer monitors the employees’ view of their work. In addition, the employees’ perceptions of the development of the labour market and working life are asked for the purposes of the barometer. Each year, employees are asked questions about, for example,

  • the organisation of work
  • working hour and pay schemes
  • work-related learning and autonomy
  • discrimination, harassment and violence at workplaces
  • work ability and health and
  • labour market prospects.

Preliminary data is published at the start of the year and the final report in the autumn. The data is available for research, study and education purposes. The working life barometer has been carried out annually since 1992.

Do the following

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment's website offers the final Working Life Barometer reports for download. The data of the working life barometer is available for research, study and education purposes on the website of the Finnish Social Science Data Archive.

The entire report is available in Finnish, and the summaries are also translated into English and Swedish.

Basic information

The service is provided byMinistry of Economic Affairs and Employment
Responsible for the serviceMinistry of Economic Affairs and Employment
Area Whole Finland
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish, English
Text edited by: Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
Updated: 1/12/2021