Data on size of personnel and volume of labour input, wage and salary costs, and social cost tariff are collected from the data suppliers quarterly. In manufacturing the data are itemised by form of remuneration (hourly, monthly paid), in services according to part-time employment.
In most industries the sample comprises enterprises employing at least 30 wage and salary earners - in industries dominated by small enterprises (construction, wholesale and retail trade, hotel and restaurant activities, real estate activities, professional, scientific and technical activities, administrative and support services) enterprises employing at least 20 wage and salary earners.
The Statistics Act obliges Statistics Finland to treat the provided data as confidential.
Last updated 20.5.2013