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Latest publication: Index of wage and salary earnings 2018, 3rd quarter

Published: 15 October 2010

Wage and salary earners' earnings rose by 2.3 per cent in July-September

According to preliminary data of Statistics Finland, the nominal earnings of wage and salary earners rose by 2.3 per cent in July-September 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 1.1 per cent in the third quarter of 2010.

Year-on-year changes in index of wage and salary earnings 2000/1–2010/3, per cent

Year-on-year changes in index of wage and salary earnings 2000/1–2010/3, per cent

During the period from July-September 2009 to the respective period in 2010 the nominal earnings of wage and salary earners rose in the central government sector by 3.4 per cent, in the local government sector by 3.0 per cent and in the private sector by 2.0 per cent.

Wage and salary earners' regular earnings increased by 2.3 per cent in July-September

According to preliminary data of Statistics Finland, wage and salary earners' regular earnings rose by 2.3 per cent in July-September 2010 when compared with the respective period in 2009. During the period from July-September 2009 to the respective period in 2010 the regular earnings of wage and salary earners rose in the central government sector by 3.4 per cent, in the local government sector by 3.0 per cent and in the private sector by 2.0 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 index of regular earnings are final as far as the year 2009

The indices are final as far as the year 2009 and they based on final wage statistics. The indices for 2010 are still preliminary. The indices for 2010 are mostly based on the effects of agreements and the wage drift.


Source: Index of wage and salary earnings 2010, 3rd quarter. Statistics Finland

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Updated 15.10.2010

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Index of wage and salary earnings [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-7814. 3rd quarter 2010. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 20.10.2018].
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