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Latest publication: Wage and salary indices 2018, December

Published: 13 February 2015

Wages and salaries sum grew by 1.3 per cent year-on-year in October to December

According to Statistics Finland, the wages and salaries sum of the whole economy was 1.3 per cent greater in the past October to December period than in the corresponding period twelve months earlier. In December alone, the wages and salaries sum of the whole economy grew by 1.6 per cent year-on-year. In the October to December period one year ago, the wages and salaries sum grew by 0.9 per cent.

Year-on-year change in wages and salaries sum in the 10-12/2014 and 10-12/2013 time periods, % (TOL 2008)

Year-on-year change in wages and salaries sum in the 10-12/2014 and 10-12/2013 time periods, % (TOL 2008)

The wages and salaries sum grew in the October to December period in all main industries with the exception of manufacturing, where the wages and salaries sum contracted by 0.1 per cent. The growth in the wages and salaries sum was fastest in construction (2.6 %), other services (2.5 %) and the private health and social work (2.3 %).

The wages and salaries sum grew by 1.7 per cent in the private sector in October to December year-on-year

The wages and salaries sum in the private sector was 1.7 per cent greater in the October to December period than in the respective time period twelve months earlier. In the public sector, the wages and salaries sum grew by 0.5 per cent in the latest three-month period from twelve months back. In December alone, the wages and salaries sum in the private sector grew by 2.1 per cent and in the public sector by 0.7 per cent from one year earlier. In the October to December period one year ago the wages and salaries sum grew by 1.6 per cent in the public sector and 0.7 per cent in the private sector.

Annual change in the wages and salaries sum of the whole economy, and the private and public sector in 10–12/2014 and 10–12/2013, % (TOL 2008 and S 2012)

Annual change in the wages and salaries sum of the whole economy, and the private and public sector in 10–12/2014 and 10–12/2013, % (TOL 2008 and S 2012)
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.

Source: Wage and salary indices, Statistics Finland

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Updated 13.2.2014

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Wage and salary indices [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-6125. December 2014. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 24.5.2019].
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