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Latest publication: Wage and salary indices 2020, December

Published: 13 November 2020

Wages and salaries sum fell by 0.3 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 0.3 per cent lower 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 0.6 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 3.6 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)

In July to September, the growth in the wages and salaries sum was fastest in the industry of private health and social work, which grew by 4.2 per cent from the previous year. The wages and salaries sums of financial intermediation (2.3 %), private education (0.8 %), trade (0.4 %) and construction (0.2 %) also grew. The wages and salaries sums of other services (-3.0 %) and manufacturing (-1.7 %) decreased compared with the corresponding period of the year before.

Wages and salaries sum in the private sector fell by 0.8 per cent year-on-year in July to September

The wages and salaries sum in the private sector was 0.8 per cent lower in July to September compared to one year ago. The wages and salaries sum of the public sector was 2.3 per cent higher than in the corresponding period one year previously. In September, the wages and salaries sum in the private sector increased by 0.2 per cent and in the public sector by 2.8 per cent from one year earlier. In the July to September period one year ago, the wages and salaries sum grew by 4.0 per cent in the private sector and by 3.1 per cent in the public sector from the year before.

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 13.11.2020

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