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Latest publication: Wage and salary indices 2019, August

Published: 13 November 2018

Wages and salaries sum grew by 4.4 per cent year-on-year in July to September

According to Statistics Finland’s data, the wages and salaries sum of the whole economy was 4.4 per cent greater in the July to September period than in the corresponding period twelve months earlier. In September, the wages and salaries sum of the whole economy grew by 2.3 per cent from the year before. One year previously in the July to September period, the wages and salaries sum of the whole economy increased by 1.2 per cent.

Three months’ year-on-year change in the wages and salaries sum, % (TOL 2008)

Three months’ year-on-year change in the wages and salaries sum, % (TOL 2008)

The wages and salaries sum grew in all main industries in July to September. The wages and salaries sum grew most in the industries of construction (6.3%), other services (6.1%), private health and social work (5.8%), trade (3.7%) and manufacturing (3.6%). The wages and salaries sum rose most moderately in private education (0.9%) and financial intermediation (0.6%).

Wages and salaries sum grew by 5.5 per cent in the private sector in July to September from one year back

The wages and salaries sum in the private sector was 5.5 per cent greater in July to September compared to one year ago. In the public sector the growth was 2.8 per cent compared to the July to September period one year previously. In September, the wages and salaries sum in the private sector increased by 2.1 per cent and in the public sector by 3.3 per cent from one year earlier. In the July to September period one year ago, the wages and salaries sum grew by 2.8 per cent in the private sector, while in the public sector the wages and salaries sum decreased by 2.2 per cent year-on-year.

Three months’ year-on-year change in the wages and salaries sum of the whole economy, and the private and the public sector, % (TOL 2008 and S 2012)

Three months’ year-on-year change in the wages and salaries sum of the whole economy, and the private and the public sector, % (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 13.11.2018

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Wage and salary indices [e-publication].
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