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Wage and salary earners’ real earnings decreased by 4.8 per cent in January to March

release | Index of wage and salary earnings 2023, 1st quarter

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The database tables of the index of wage and salary earnings were renewed. Annual change percentages were added to the industry tables.
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According to Statistics Finland’s preliminary data, the index of wage and salary earnings, which measures the rise in the nominal earnings of full-time wage and salary earners, rose by 3.2 per cent in January to March 2023 when compared with the respective period in 2022. Real earnings decreased by 4.8 per cent because the rise in consumer prices was faster than that in the earnings level.

Key selections

  • Non-recurring items contributed to the growth in the index of wage and salary earnings in the first quarter of 2023.
  • The index for regular earnings, which better describes a permanent change in the level of earnings, rose clearly less than the index of wage and salary earnings in the first quarter of 2023.
  • The fall in real earnings slowed down in the first quarter of 2023.

Change

The database tables of the index of wage and salary earnings were renewed. Annual change percentages were added to the industry tables.
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