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Latest publication: Wage and salary indices 2020, September

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 (2020-09-14)
A-X Whole economy 02/2020 2.6 1.8 -0.8
03/2020 2.2 1.8 -0.4
04/2020 -3.2 -3.6 -0.4
05/2020 -7.2 -7.7 -0.5
06/2020 -2.9 -2.8 0.1
B-E Total industry 02/2020 -1.0 -1.7 -0.7
03/2020 0.5 0.1 -0.4
04/2020 -6.2 -6.3 -0.1
05/2020 -8.2 -8.3 -0.1
06/2020 -3.9 -3.8 0.1
F Construction 02/2020 4.2 2.4 -1.8
03/2020 -3.3 -3.6 -0.3
04/2020 4.8 4.4 -0.4
05/2020 -8.6 -8.9 -0.3
06/2020 -1.6 -1.2 0.4
G Wholesale and retail trade 02/2020 3.4 2.8 -0.6
03/2020 2.6 2.1 -0.5
04/2020 -4.6 -5.4 -0.8
05/2020 -7.9 -8.5 -0.6
06/2020 -5.7 -5.7 0.0
HIJLMNRS Other service activities total 02/2020 3.2 2.4 -0.8
03/2020 3.3 3.0 -0.3
04/2020 -5.5 -6.1 -0.6
05/2020 -13.0 -13.8 -0.8
06/2020 -8.6 -8.5 0.1
K Financial and insurance activities 02/2020 1.7 1.1 -0.6
03/2020 6.7 6.8 0.1
04/2020 4.2 3.8 -0.4
05/2020 1.9 1.9 0.0
06/2020 1.2 1.2 0.0
P Education, excl. public sector 02/2020 3.7 2.5 -1.2
03/2020 2.4 1.9 -0.5
04/2020 -3.5 -4.1 -0.6
05/2020 -6.5 -7.2 -0.7
06/2020 -5.3 -5.3 0.0
Q Health and social work, excl. public sector 02/2020 9.8 8.6 -1.2
03/2020 6.4 5.1 -1.3
04/2020 -1.6 -2.1 -0.5
05/2020 -7.6 -7.7 -0.1
06/2020 -4.1 -4.1 0.0
OPQ Public sector 02/2020 2.5 1.7 -0.8
03/2020 2.2 2.0 -0.2
04/2020 -1.1 -1.0 0.1
05/2020 0.3 0.2 -0.1
06/2020 5.3 5.3 0.0
Private sector 02/2020 2.8 2.1 -0.7
03/2020 2.0 1.7 -0.3
04/2020 -3.9 -4.2 -0.3
05/2020 -9.9 -10.3 -0.4
06/2020 -5.7 -5.6 0.1
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) 2016 -0.5 0.7
2017 0.2 0.3
2018 0.1 0.2
Manufacturing (BCDE) 2016 -0.2 0.3
2017 0.1 0.1
2018 -0.1 0.1
Construction (F) 2016 -1.2 1.6
2017 0.3 0.5
2018 0.1 0.4
Trade (G) 2016 -0.7 0.9
2017 -0.7 0.7
2018 -0.2 0.3
Other services (HIJLMNRS) 2016 -0.8 1.1
2017 0.2 0.3
2018 -0.1 0.5
Financial intermediation (K) 2016 -0.5 0.7
2017 -0.2 0.4
2018 -0.2 0.6
Education (P) excl. public sector 2016 -0.1 0.5
2017 1.5 1.5
2018 0.6 0.7
Health and social work (Q) excl. public sector 2016 -0.9 1.2
2017 0.0 0.4
2018 1.2 1.3
Public sector (OPQ) 2016 -0.2 0.3
2017 0.0 0.3
2018 0.3 0.3
Private sector 2017 0.1 0.3
2018 0.1 0.2
1) In 2016, the average was calculated from data revised between the first and seventh release months in the statistical reference year. The average for 2017 and 2018 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) In 2016, the average was calculated from the absolute values of differences between the first and seventh release months. The average for 2017 and 2018 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

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Head of Department: Hannele Orjala


Updated 14.9.2020

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Wage and salary indices [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-6125. July 2020, Revisions in these statistics . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 3.12.2020].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/ktps/2020/07/ktps_2020_07_2020-09-14_rev_001_en.html