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Latest publication: Wage and salary indices 2021, August

Revisions in these statistics

The data of the statistics have become revised according to the table below. For more information about data revisions, see Section 3 of the quality description (only in Finnish).

Revision of annual changes in the wages and salaries sum in main industries 1)

Industry / Reference period Year-on-year change,% Revision, percentage point
1st release Latest release (2021-09-14)
A-X Whole economy 02/2021 1.4 1.5 0.1
03/2021 1.2 1.1 -0.1
04/2021 5.9 5.7 -0.2
05/2021 9.8 9.5 -0.3
06/2021 9.9 9.9 0.0
B-E Total industry 02/2021 3.0 3.1 0.1
03/2021 4.2 4.2 0.0
04/2021 5.8 5.9 0.1
05/2021 8.4 8.3 -0.1
06/2021 7.4 7.5 0.1
F Construction 02/2021 -1.1 -1.3 -0.2
03/2021 1.1 0.9 -0.2
04/2021 3.7 3.4 -0.3
05/2021 7.5 6.8 -0.7
06/2021 6.6 6.8 0.2
G Wholesale and retail trade 02/2021 1.6 1.5 -0.1
03/2021 4.7 4.4 -0.3
04/2021 4.8 4.6 -0.2
05/2021 12.2 11.9 -0.3
06/2021 10.9 10.9 0.0
HIJLMNRS Other service activities total 02/2021 -2.3 -2.1 0.2
03/2021 -3.3 -3.5 -0.2
04/2021 5.5 5.3 -0.2
05/2021 14.5 14.0 -0.5
06/2021 13.1 13.1 0.0
K Financial and insurance activities 02/2021 4.9 4.9 0.0
03/2021 -1.6 -1.7 -0.1
04/2021 7.4 7.2 -0.2
05/2021 3.8 3.8 0.0
06/2021 2.9 2.7 -0.2
P Education, excl. public sector 02/2021 2.0 2.0 0.0
03/2021 1.7 2.0 0.3
04/2021 8.5 8.3 -0.2
05/2021 11.9 11.7 -0.2
06/2021 13.6 14.0 0.4
Q Health and social work, excl. public sector 02/2021 4.2 4.8 0.6
03/2021 -0.2 -0.2 0.0
04/2021 11.5 11.6 0.1
05/2021 17.3 16.8 -0.5
06/2021 13.0 13.2 0.2
OPQ Public sector 02/2021 4.5 4.8 0.3
03/2021 3.5 3.5 0.0
04/2021 6.0 6.1 0.1
05/2021 4.7 4.7 0.0
06/2021 9.0 9.0 0.0
Private sector 02/2021 0.6 0.7 0.1
03/2021 1.2 1.1 -0.1
04/2021 5.9 5.9 0.0
05/2021 12.3 11.9 -0.4
06/2021 11.0 11.0 0.0
1) The 1st release refers to the time when data for the reference period were released for the first time. The revision describes the difference of annual change percentages between the first and latest releases.

Revision of long-term annual changes in the wages and salaries sum in main industries

Industry Year Average 1) Average for absolute values 2)
Whole economy (A-X) 2017 0.2 0.3
2018 0.1 0.2
2019 0.2 0.2
Manufacturing (BCDE) 2017 0.1 0.1
2018 -0.1 0.1
2019 0.1 0.1
Construction (F) 2017 0.3 0.5
2018 0.1 0.4
2019 0.1 0.1
Trade (G) 2017 -0.7 0.7
2018 -0.2 0.3
2019 0.0 0.1
Other services (HIJLMNRS) 2017 0.2 0.3
2018 -0.1 0.5
2019 0.2 0.2
Financial intermediation (K) 2017 -0.2 0.4
2018 -0.2 0.6
2019 0.0 0.2
Education (P) excl. public sector 2017 1.5 1.5
2018 0.6 0.7
2019 0.5 0.5
Health and social work (Q) excl. public sector 2017 0.0 0.4
2018 1.2 1.3
2019 0.7 0.7
Public sector (OPQ) 2017 0.0 0.3
2018 0.3 0.3
2019 0.2 0.2
Private sector 2017 0.1 0.3
2018 0.1 0.2
2019 0.2 0.2
1) The average was calculated upon completion of the data for the first and last release months in the statistical reference year, when the official structural business and financial statement statistics are also published.
2) The average was calculated from the absolute values of differences between the first and last release months in the statistical reference year, when the official structural business and financial statement statistics are also published.

Source: Wage and salary indices, Statistics Finland

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

Head of Department in charge: Hannele Orjala


Updated 14.9.2021

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Wage and salary indices [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-6125. July 2021, Revisions in these statistics . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 27.10.2021].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/ktps/2021/07/ktps_2021_07_2021-09-14_rev_001_en.html