Employment indicators are among the best in the country

In general, the figures related to employment in the Vaasa region are among the highest in Finland. The percentage of the employed in the labour force is almost 90 %, which is excellent nationwide. Compared to the comparison cities, the region has the lowest unemployment rate. The percentage of the long-term unemployed and the youth unemployed is both considerably lower than the average in Finland as a whole.

Commuting statistics show that Vaasa is a relatively large working area and that many commute to Vaasa within a radius of about 100 km.