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Latest publication: Wage and salary indices 2019, September

Published: 14 October 2019

Wages and salaries sum grew by 2.8 per cent year-on-year in June to August

According to Statistics Finland’s data, the wages and salaries sum of the whole economy was 2.8 per cent greater in the June to August period than in the corresponding period twelve months earlier. In August, the wages and salaries sum of the whole economy grew by 2.9 per cent from the year before. One year previously in June to August, the wages and salaries sum of the whole economy increased by 5.1 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)

The wages and salaries sum grew most in the industries of private health and social work (5.1%), other services (3.9%), financial intermediation (3.9 %), private education (3.3 %), trade (2.2%) and manufacturing (1.8%). The wages and salaries sum of construction declined by 0.8 per cent from the respective time period twelve months earlier.

The wages and salaries sum grew by 2.8 per cent in the private sector in June to August year-on-year

The wages and salaries sum in the private sector was 2.8 per cent greater in June to August than twelve months earlier. The wages and salaries sum of the public sector was 3.1 per cent higher in May to July than in the corresponding period one year previously. In August, the wages and salaries sum in the private sector increased by 3.1 per cent and in July in the public sector by 2.8 per cent from one year earlier. In June to August one year ago, the wages and salaries sum grew by 6.6 per cent in the private sector.

Three months’ year-on-year change in the wages and salaries sum of the whole economy and the private 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 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

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Updated 14.10.2019

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Wage and salary indices [e-publication].
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