New seasonal adjustment software adopted

Starting from the 4th quarter of 2015 data, a new seasonal adjustment software J-Demetra+ will be adopted in the labour cost index. The software change does not affect the used seasonal adjustment method. The change does not influence the interpretation or use of the time series either. You can read more about the implementation of the new seasonal adjustment software in Statistics Finland's press release.

In connection with the adoption of the new seasonal adjustment software, the seasonal adjustment models of the time series are also updated. Due to the updating of the models, the seasonally adjusted series may change. However, in most cases these changes are minor.


Last updated 10.3.2016

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Labour cost index [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-3746. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 13.12.2017].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/tvki/tvki_2016-03-10_uut_001_en.html

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