At the beginning of 2019, labour shortage was experienced in 54 occupations in Finland,
According to the occupational barometer, there is a major shortage of skilled speech therapists and office and institutional cleaning staff. Health care and social welfare occupations is a growing segment in the top 15 list of in-demand occupations.
The number of occupations with a surplus of job seekers was 21 compared with 29 a year before. General secretarial occupations continue to show labour surplus. New on the top 15 list of surplus occupations are product and clothing designers, library workers and special needs assistants.
The labour market outlook provided by the Employment and Economic Development Offices for various occupations by region is available on the website.
Occupational barometer: Labour shortage in many occupations (Ministry of Economic Affair and Employment, article)