The Forest Agency´s survey on employment in forest 2011 confirms the long-term trend in number of working hours in forestry. Even though the number of working hours among Forest Contractors was lower in 2011 compared to 2010, there is an increasing long-term trend. The self-activity work by large- and small scale forest farmers shows a long-term decreasing trend. A total of 27 million working hours in forestry were conducted in 2011 which is 5 percent lower than in 2010. Large-scale forestry had a total of 2 million working hours, Small-scale forestry 11 million and employed at Contractors had 14 million working hours in forestry.
The number of employees at Large-scale forestry in 2011 were 2 200 while the number of persons employed by Forest Contractors were 14 000. The share of females was 16.8 percent in Large-scale forestry and 3.7 percent in Forest Contractors.
* Large-scale forest farmers are holdings with more than 5 000 hectares of forestry.