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Latest publication: Wage and salary indices 2022, January

Published: 12 March 2021

Wages and salaries sum fell by 0.9 per cent in November to January year-on-year

According to Statistics Finland, the wages and salaries sum of the whole economy was 0.9 per cent lower in the November to January period than in the corresponding period twelve months earlier. In January, the wages and salaries sum of the whole economy decreased by 2.2 per cent from the year before. One year previously in November to January, the wages and salaries sum of the whole economy increased by 2.5 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 November to January, the wages and salaries sum grew fastest in private health and social work, where the growth amounted to 6.2 per cent from one year ago. The wages and salaries sums also grew in financial intermediation (1,7%), private education (1.2%) and trade (0.1%). The wages and salaries sums decreased in other services (-4.2%), construction (-2.5%) and manufacturing (-0.8%) compared with the corresponding period of the previous year.

Wages and salaries sum fell by 1.6 per cent year-on-year in the private sector in November to January

The wages and salaries sum in the private sector was 1.6 per cent lower in November to January compared to one year ago. The wages and salaries sum of the public sector was 1.8 per cent higher than in the corresponding period one year previously. In January, the wages and salaries sum in the private sector decreased 3.0 per cent and in the public sector by 0.4 per cent from one year earlier. In the November to January period one year ago, the wages and salaries sum grew by 3.5 per cent in the private sector and by 0.3 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

Inquiries: Heidi Myllylä 029 551 3473, palvelut.suhdanne@stat.fi

Head of Department in charge: Hannele Orjala

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Updated 12.3.2021

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Wage and salary indices [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-6125. January 2021. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 29.5.2022].
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