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Published: 28 May 2010

Wage and salary earners' earnings rose by 3.3 per cent in January-March

According to preliminary data of Statistics Finland, the nominal earnings of wage and salary earners rose by 3.3 per cent in January-March 2010 when compared with the respective period in 2009. The year-on-year rise in real earnings adjusted for the change in consumer prices stood at 3.1 per cent in the first quarter of 2009.

Index of wage and salary earnings, yearly percentage changes

Index of wage and salary earnings, yearly percentage changes

During the period from January-March 2009 to the respective period in 2010 the nominal earnings of wage and salary earners rose in the local government sector by 4.1 per cent, in the central government sector by 3.6 per cent and in the private sector by 3.0 per cent.

According to revised data and compared with the year before, the average increase in the level of earnings during year 2009 was 3.9 per cent and the increase in real earnings was also 3.9 per cent. During year 2009 the nominal earnings of wage and salary earners rose in the central government sector by 5.3 per cent, in the private sector by 3.9 per cent and in the local government sector by 3.6 per cent. Earnings rose 4.1 per cent for female employees and 3.6 per cent for male employees.

Wage and salary earners' regular earnings increased by 3.3 per cent in January-March

According to preliminary data of Statistics Finland, wage and salary earners' regular earnings rose by 3.3 per cent in January-March 2010 when compared with the respective period in 2009. According to revised data and compared with the year before, the average increase in the regular earnings during 2009 was 4.2 per cent and the increase in real regular earnings was also 4.2 per cent. During year 2009 the regular earnings of wage and salary earners rose in the central government sector by 5.2 per cent, in the private sector by 4.4 per cent and in the local government sector by 3.5 per cent.

Wage and salary earners' regular earnings refer to earnings for regular working hours exclusive of performance-based bonuses and other irregularly paid one-off items.

Index of wage and salary earnings and regular earnings index are final as far as year 2008

The indices are final as far as year 2008 being based on final wage statistics. The indices of 2009 are still preliminar. The indices of 2009 are mostly based on final wage statistics.


Source: Index of wage and salary earnings 2010, 1st quarter. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Harri Nummila (09) 1734 3235, Pekka Haapala (09) 1734 3460, palkat.indeksit@stat.fi

Director in charge: Kari Molnar

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Updated 28.5.2010

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Index of wage and salary earnings [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-7814. 1st quarter 2010. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 19.7.2018].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/ati/2010/01/ati_2010_01_2010-05-28_tie_001_en.html

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