The employment rate of women has surpassed that of men for the first time in Finland. Statistics Finland on Tuesday reported that in April the employment rate of women stood at 69.0 per cent and that of men at 67.6 per cent. The total employment rate – the proportion of employed people to the 15—64-year-old population – was 68.3 per cent.
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The change is particularly interesting in light of the fact that the employment rate of men has remained above that of women since 1989, when the data were first compiled using the current methodology.