Concepts




Private sector


The private sector comprises those whose employer is a company (including state majority-owned or municipality-owned companies), a private person, an enterprise, a foundation, a cooperative or an association, and those who are self-employed or own-account workers. Non-profit institutions, such as the church and parishes, are also included in the private sector.



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Validity of the definition

  • Valid until (31 December 2078)
  • In the Labour Force Survey the employer sector is determined on the basis of the information on the job or enterprise in the Business Register. The classification differs to some extent from that used in the National Accounts. The private sector comprises those whose employer is a company (including companies owned by the state or municipality), a private person, an enterprise, a foundation, a co-operative or an association, and those who are self-employed or own-account workers. Non-profit institutions, such as the church and parishes, are also included in the private sector.



    Statistics using the definition

    Validity of the definition

    • Valid until (31 December 2078)

    Source organisation

    • Tilastokeskus

Source organisation

  • Tilastokeskus

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