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Published: 13 March 2013

Wages and salaries sum grew by 1.9 per cent year-on-year in November to January

According to Statistics Finland, the wages and salaries sum of the whole economy was 1.9 per cent greater in the past November to January period than in the corresponding period twelve months earlier. In January alone, the wages and salaries sum of the whole economy grew by 1.5 per cent year-on-year. In the November to January period one year ago, the wages and salaries sum grew by 4.7 per cent.

Year-on-year change in wages and salaries sum in the 11/2012-01/2013 and 11/2011-01/2012 time periods, % (TOL 2008)

Year-on-year change in wages and salaries sum in the 11/2012-01/2013 and 11/2011-01/2012 time periods, % (TOL 2008)

The wages and salaries sum grew in the November to January period in all main industries with the exception of manufacturing, where the wages and salaries sum contracted by 1.6 per cent from twelve months back. The growth in the wages and salaries sum was fastest in the private health and social work (6.4%).

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.

From this release onwards the wage and salary indices will adopt base year 2010=100.


Source: Wage and salary indices, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Godfrey Lowndes 09 1734 3423, palvelut.suhdanne@stat.fi

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Updated 13.3.2013

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Wage and salary indices [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-6125. January 2013. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 20.7.2024].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/ktps/2013/01/ktps_2013_01_2013-03-13_tie_001_en.html