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Total working hours

In structural statistics on wages and salaries, total working hours are calculated on the basis of personal regular weekly working hours and the average paid hours of extra and overtime work. On-call hours are not included in the total working hours. Total working hours describe the monthly working hours that form the basis for the payment of wages.

Total working hours cannot be defined in structural statistics on wages and salaries, if an employee's regular weekly working hours are not known.

Total earnings are based on total working hours. Cf. Total earnings

Cf. Regular weekly working hours

Statistics using the definition

Validity of the definition

  • Valid until (31 December 2078)

Source organisation

  • Tilastokeskus

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