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Latest publication: Wage and salary indices 2019, September

Published: 11 February 2013

Wages and salaries sum grew by 2.3 per cent year-on-year in Oktober to December

According to Statistics Finland, the wages and salaries sum of the whole economy was 2.3 per cent greater in the past Oktober to December period than in the corresponding period twelve months earlier. In December alone, the wages and salaries sum of the whole economy fell by 0.8 per cent year-on-year. In the Oktober to December period one year ago, the wages and salaries sum grew by 3.4 per cent.

Year-on-year change in wages and salaries sum in the 10-12/2012 and 10-12/2011 time periods, % (TOL 2008)

Year-on-year change in wages and salaries sum in the 10-12/2012 and 10-12/2011 time periods, % (TOL 2008)

The wages and salaries sum grew in the Oktober to December period in all main industries with the exception of manufacturing, where the wages and salaries sum contracted by 0.8 per cent from twelve months back. The growth was fastest in the private health and social work (6.7%).

The wages and salaries sum refers to the sum total of the gross wages and salaries paid to employees without incentive stock options. The wages and salaries sum is influenced by changes in employment and in the earnings level of wage and salary earners.

The wage and salary indices will adopt base year 2010=100 from the January 2013 data. Data using the new base year will be published for the first time on 13 March 2013.


Source: Wage and salary indices, Statistics Finland

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Wage and salary indices [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-6125. December 2012. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 18.11.2019].
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