This covers the total number of employees at the end of the year - converted into full time employees.
A full time employee has the standard number of the working hours according to local rules/agreements. Personnel rented from a temporary employment agency are not included.
From 2010 to 2011 the workforce size grew by 5% from 16,609 to 17,481 full time employees. One third of the workforce size is female, two thirds are male. 55% are white collar workers and 45% are blue collar workers. Compared to earlier years the percentage of women is increasing, which is also the case for the percentage of white collar workers.