June 4, 2015

Finns among most satisfied workers in the EU

Finnish nurses share a lighter moment on the job. Only 4.7 per cent of Finns are dissatisfied with their work, the lowest in the EU.
Finnish nurses share a lighter moment on the job. Only 4.7 per cent of Finns are dissatisfied with their work, the lowest in the EU.
Riitta Supperi / Keksi / Team Finland

Finland and Denmark have the highest level of job satisfaction in the EU, according to a new report from the EU Commission.

The ranking was attributed to having some of the most favourable labour market situations in the EU.

Furthermore, only 4.7 per cent of Finland’s working population is dissatisfied with their work, the lowest in the EU.

Meanwhile, Finn’s satisfaction with commuting times to and from their place of work was the second highest of the 28 member states. The number of commuting hours, the number of paid and unpaid working hours and the eligibility for reimbursement of travel expenses influenced satisfaction with commuting times.

At the other end of the scale, job satisfaction was lowest in Bulgaria and Greece.

The results formed part of a wider report that looked at quality of life across all of the EU member states. When asked to rate their overall life satisfaction Finns also shared top spot with the Danes and Swedes.

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