Part-time employment

This indicator shows the proportion of part-time employment in the Nordic region. The proportion is calculated as the number of part-time employed among the 15-64-year-olds in per cent of the total number of employed (15-64-year-olds). The full-time/part-time distinction in the main job is made on the basis of a spontaneous answer given by the respondent in all countries, except for Iceland and Norway, where part-time is determined on the basis of whether the usual hours worked are fewer than 35, while full-time is based on whether the usual hours worked are 35 or more. In Sweden the same criterion is applied to the self-employed persons as well. For more information:


Keywords: part-time, employment