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Latest publication: Wage and salary indices 2019, September

Published: 10 June 2016

Wages and salaries sum grew by 2.5 per cent year-on-year in February to April

According to Statistics Finland, the wages and salaries sum of the whole economy was 2.5 per cent greater in the past February to April period than in the corresponding period twelve months earlier. In April alone, the wages and salaries sum of the whole economy grew by 2.5 per cent from one year ago. One year previously in February to April the wages and salaries sum of the whole economy increased by 1.9 per cent.

Year-on-year change in wages and salaries sum in the 02/2016–04/2016 and 02/2015–04/2015 time periods, % (TOL 2008)

Year-on-year change in wages and salaries sum in the 02/2016–04/2016 and 02/2015–04/2015 time periods, % (TOL 2008)

In February to April, the wages and salaries sum grew fastest in private health and social work, where the growth amounted to 9.1 per cent from one year ago. The wages and salaries sums of construction (8.5 %), other services (4.4 %), financial intermediation (3.6 %) and trade (2.9 %) also grew. The wages and salaries sum of manufacturing (-1.1 %) and private education (-1.0 %) declined from the respective time period twelve months earlier.

The wages and salaries sum grew by 3.5 per cent in the private sector in February to April year-on-year

The wages and salaries sum in the private sector was 3.5 per cent greater in February to April than in the respective time period twelve months earlier. In the public sector, the wages and salaries sum increased by 0.4 per cent in the latest three-month period from twelve months back. In April alone, the wages and salaries sum in the private sector increased by 3.6 per cent from one year earlier. In April, the wages and salaries sum in the public sector increased by 0.2 per cent from one year earlier. In the February to April period one year ago, the wages and salaries sum increased by 0.4 per cent in the public sector and by 3.1 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 02/2016–04/2016 and 02/2015–04/2015, % (TOL 2008 and S 2012)

Annual change in the wages and salaries sum of the whole economy, and the private and public sector in 02/2016–04/2016 and 02/2015–04/2015, % (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

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Wage and salary indices [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-6125. April 2016. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 8.12.2019].
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