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Published: 31 May 2012

Wage and salary earners' earnings rose by 3.8 per cent in January–March

According to preliminary data of Statistics Finland, the nominal earnings of wage and salary earners rose by 3.8 per cent in January–March 2012 when compared with the respective period in 2011. Real earnings rose by 0.7 per cent compared to the first quarter of the previous year, because the rise in earnings level was faster than that in consumer prices in the first quarter of 2012.

Year-on-year changes in index of wage and salary earnings 2000/1–2012/1, per cent

Year-on-year changes in index of wage and salary earnings 2000/1–2012/1, per cent

During the period from January–March 2011 to the respective period in 2012 the nominal earnings of wage and salary earners rose in the local government sector by 5.1 per cent, in the private sector by 3.5 per cent and in the central government sector by 2.6 per cent.

Wage and salary earners' regular earnings increased by 3.5 per cent in January–March

According to preliminary data of Statistics Finland, wage and salary earners' regular earnings rose by 3.5 per cent in January–March 2012 when compared with the respective period in 2011. During the period from January–March 2011 to the respective period in 2012 the regular earnings of wage and salary earners rose in the local government sector by 5.0 per cent, in the private sector by 3.2 per cent and in the central government sector by 2.2 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 2010

The indices are final as far as the year 2010 and they are based on final wage statistics. The indices for 2011 are still preliminary. They are mostly based on the effects of agreements and the wage drift.


Source: Index of wage and salary earnings 2012, 1st quarter. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Annina Rouvinen 09 1734 3246, Harri Nummila 09 1734 3235, palkat.indeksit@stat.fi

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Updated 31.5.2012

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Index of wage and salary earnings [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-7814. 1st quarter 2012. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 23.11.2014].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/ati/2012/01/ati_2012_01_2012-05-31_tie_001_en.html.

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