Every Fifth Cleaner Has an Immigrant Background

Picture: Frank Knaack

More than one-tenth of immigrants in the workforce in Finland has a cleaning job.

In 2017, every fifth cleaner comes from an immigrant background, when in 2010, 13 percent of the workers in the cleaning industry were immigrants.

Now, the number has risen to 20 percent.

The number of immigrant workers has also increased in jobs related to service, construction and logistics; immigrants dominate the low-income earning workforce.

The most rapid growth, however, is seen in the cleaning industry.

The numbers are based on a research made by newspaper Karjalainen, which analyzed the data of Statistics Finland.


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