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One in three Finns commuting to work outside their residential municipality

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In Finland, around 40,000 workers are estimated to cover long distances on a regular basis to travel to their workplaces as commuting has risen considerably since the 1980s.

Finnish public broadcaster YLE wrote on Wednesday, March 28, citing data from Statistics Finland, that back in the 1980s one-in-five Finns would travel to their workplace outside of their residential municipality, while figures from 2015 indicate a rise to one-in-three.

The data on the year 2015 also showed that from 758,717 commuters in 2015, around 42,834 of them covered a distance of over 100 km.

In the Nordic country, travelling to work is found to be more common in territories around larger cities and growing hotspots like the northwest city of Pori. Another far-reaching magnet for workers is the growing three-cityangular hub of Tampere, Turku and Helsinki, which provides employment possibilities evidently worth the time spent commuting.


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