More people still work from home in Finland

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More people still work from home in Finland

The share of remote working has fallen in 2023 from the coronavirus period but was higher than in pre-pandemic years, according to Statistics Finland's Quality of Work Life Survey.

The survey result showed that 35 per cent of wage and salary earners worked remotely in 2023.

The share of remote working among wage and salary earners aged 18 to 67 had clearly fallen from the exceptional situation during the coronavirus period but was higher than before the pandemic in 2018.

The share of those in remote work has decreased from the top years of the corona pandemic but has still remained higher than before the pandemic.

Remote work was started to be measured in the Quality of Work Life Survey in 1997, when only a few per cent of wage and salary earners said they were working remotely.

The share grew in strides especially in the 2010s, reached its peak during the corona pandemic and has fallen somewhat after that.

Thirty-seven per cent of female wage and salary earners and 33 per cent of male ones worked remotely in 2023.

This is the first time in the Quality of Work Life Survey that remote work was more common among women than men. Men have conventionally worked remotely more often than women.

The difference between the sexes had narrowed already in 2018, and it had reversed in 2023.

The Quality of Work Life Surveys for 1997 to 2018 were made as face-to-face interviews, but The impact of the Covid-19 crisis on work life 2021 -survey and the Quality of Work Life Survey in 2023 were carried out as web data collections.

Due to the change in the data collection method, the figures for 2021 and 2023 are not fully comparable with earlier years.

Source: www.dailyfinland.fi

5 Comments
  1. EmilySmith says

    In my opinion, the shift towards remote work seems to be a long-lasting trend that is reshaping the traditional workplace dynamics. It’s interesting to see that more women are now working remotely compared to men, indicating a significant shift in gender roles. This change could have positive implications for work-life balance and gender equality in the long run.

  2. AmySmith93 says

    Does the article mention any specific reasons for the increase in remote working in Finland in recent years?

    1. JohnDavis82 says

      Yes, the article highlights that remote working in Finland has seen an increase in recent years due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The share of remote working among wage and salary earners has risen significantly during the pandemic period, leading to a higher percentage of people working from home compared to pre-pandemic years.

  3. AmyJohnson says

    Were there any specific reasons mentioned in the article for the increase in remote work compared to pre-pandemic years?

  4. EmilyJohnson says

    It’s interesting to see how remote work trends have evolved over the years, with more women now working from home compared to men. The pandemic has definitely shifted the dynamics of the workplace. I wonder how this trend will continue in the future.

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