Talents, Labour Market and Quality of Work Finland & Helsinki

Helsinki is great place to work and live. Finland and its’ capital area are safe, the level of education is high and there’s plenty of things to do on your free time – which you’ll have, since in Finland people don’t tend to work around the clock. At the MyHelsinki website there’s a lot of great information about living and working in Helsinki and in Finland.

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Helsinki metropolitan area-specific statistics:

  • Unemployment rate: 7.1 % (2018)
  • Job vacancy rate of technology professions ICT/creative industries: 1.5 % (2015)
  • Average income levels: 35,913 €/year (2015)
  • R&D expenditure public: 340,000,000 € (2016)
  • R&D expenditure private: 1,965,100,000 € (2016)
  • Specialised university courses including or focusing on games development: 2
  • ICT degree programmes with games focus: 2
  • Students (per year) enrolling for games specific university courses: 146
  • Students (per year) enrolling for ICT/creative industries university courses: 255
  • Non-university courses or training involving or focusing on games: 3
  • Non-university courses or training involving or focusing on other ICT/creative industries programmes: 3
  • Rate of university qualifications of people aged 20-29: 21.9% (2015)
  • Rate of young people (aged 15-19) neither in employment nor in education/training: 8.6 % (2015)
  • Tertiary education organisations: 8 (2020)
  • Total university students (tertiary education): 88,282(2018)
  • Share of foreign students (tertiary education): 8.4% (2018)
  • Technological universities: 1
  • Tertiary graduates in science and technology per 1,000 inhabitants aged 20-29 years: 59.6% (2015)
  • Share of secondary education level students learning English language: 98.8% (2015)
  • European foreigners working in the region: 27,543 (2016)
  • Non-European foreigners working in the region: 39,145 (2016)
  • Share of labour contracts with flexible time arrangement: 15% (2016)

Finland-wide statistics:

  • Unemployment rate: 6.7% (2019)
  • Job vacancy rate of technology professions ICT/creative industries: 1.3 % (2015)
  • Average income levels: 29,166 €/year (2015)
  • Gender gap in salaries: 16% (2018)
  • R&D expenditure public: 534,600,000 € (2016)
  • R&D expenditure private: 3,901,700,000 € (2016)
  • Applications for citizenship: 11,676 (2018)
  • Average of granted citizenships per year: 9,287 (2012-2018)
  • Working hours per week: 39
  • Share of labour contracts with working from home: 1 %
  • share of labour contracts with working occasionally: 38 % (2016)

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Status: 01/2019

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