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Latest publication: Wage and salary indices 2015, July
Published: 16 November 2009
Wages and salaries sum fell by 1,1 per cent in July to September
The wages and salaries sum of the whole economy was 1,1 per cent smaller in the past July to September period than in the corresponding period twelve months before. In September alone the wages and salaries sum of the whole economy fell by 0,9 per cent. In the July to September period of last year the wages and salaries sum grew by 6,8 per cent year-on-year.
The growth in the wages and salaries sum slowed down or turned negative in all main industries in the July to September period. The development in the wages and salaries sum of the whole economy was slowed down most strongly by falls in the wages and salaries sums in manufacturing (-8,8%) and construction (- 2,7%). Falls were also recorded in the wages and salaries sums in trade and other services, whereas in financial intermediation the wages and salaries sum grew slightly from twelve months back. In the private educational services sector and in private health and social work the growth in the wages and salaries sum slowed down slightly from the year before.
Year-on-year change in wages and salaries sum in the 7-9/2009 and 7-9/2008 time periods, % (TOL 2008)
Source: Wage and salary indices, Statistics Finland
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Wage and salary indices [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-6125. September 2009. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 5.10.2015].
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