Wage and Salary Indices included in the renewal of business statistics

Statistics Finland has renewed the production of business statistics. The review concerns more than ten sets of statistics. The renewal harmonises the production of business statistics. A uniform business production system has been adopted in the wage and salary indices in May 2014.

The renewal improves the quality of wage and salary indices by increasing the convergence between business statistics. The main changes are related to harmonising the industry and enterprise classifications, as well as to more extensive presentation of enterprise reorganisations.

In connection with the renewal, the wage and salary indices have been recalculated from the beginning of 2013, which is visible as revised data in some of the published industries. The effects of the changes are taken into consideration in statistics production so that no breaks occur in the time series of the published index series. The interpretation of the statistics also remains unchanged in the renewal.

Further information about the production renewal and the statistics to which the review applies.

Last updated 13.5.2014

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Wage and salary indices [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-6125. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 22.10.2017].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/ktps/ktps_2014-05-13_uut_001_en.html