A more recent publication of this set of statistics is available.

Latest publication: Wage and salary indices 2020, December

Published: 13 April 2015

Wages and salaries sum grew by 1.2 per cent year-on-year in December to February

According to Statistics Finland, the wages and salaries sum of the whole economy was 1.2 per cent greater in the past December to February period than in the corresponding period twelve months earlier. In February alone, the wages and salaries sum of the whole economy grew by 1.3 per cent year-on-year. In the December to February period one year ago, the wages and salaries sum grew by 1.2 per cent.

Year-on-year change in wages and salaries sum in the 12/2014-02/2015 and 12/2013-02/2014 time periods, % (TOL 2008)

Year-on-year change in wages and salaries sum in the 12/2014-02/2015 and 12/2013-02/2014 time periods, % (TOL 2008)

The wages and salaries sum grew in the December to February period in all main industries with the exception of manufacturing, where the wages and salaries sum contracted by 0.4 per cent. The growth in the wages and salaries sum was fastest in private health and social work (3.8%) and construction (3.5%).

The wages and salaries sum grew by 1.8 per cent in the private sector in December to February year-on-year

The wages and salaries sum in the private sector was 1.8 per cent greater in the December to February period than in the respective time period twelve months earlier. In the public sector, the wages and salaries sum remained on level with the previous year in the latest three-month period. In February alone, the wages and salaries sum in the private sector grew by 2.0 per cent and did not change in the public sector from twelve months back. In the December to February period one year ago the wages and salaries sum grew by 1.3 per cent in the public sector and by 1.4 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 12/2014-02/2015 and 12/2014-02/2015, % (TOL 2008 and S 2012)

Annual change in the wages and salaries sum of the whole economy, and the private and public sector in 12/2014-02/2015 and 12/2014-02/2015, % (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

Inquiries: Godfrey Lowndes 029 551 3423, palvelut.suhdanne@stat.fi

Director in charge: Hannele Orjala

Publication in pdf-format (251.5 kB)

Tables

Tables in databases

Appendix tables

Figures
Revisions in these statistics

Updated 13.4.2015

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Wage and salary indices [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-6125. February 2015. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 24.2.2021].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/ktps/2015/02/ktps_2015_02_2015-04-13_tie_001_en.html