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

Published: 15 October 2015

Wage and salary earners' earnings rose by 1.1 per cent in July–September

According to preliminary data of Statistics Finland, the nominal earnings of wage and salary earners rose by 1.1 per cent in July–September 2015 when compared to the respective period in 2014. Real earnings rose by 1.4 per cent compared with the third quarter of the previous year. The rising of real earnings was affected by falling consumer prices. Inflation was negative in July to September 2015.

Year-on-year changes in index of wage and salary earnings 2000/1–2015/3, per cent

Year-on-year changes in index of wage and salary earnings 2000/1–2015/3, per cent

During the period from July–September 2014 to the respective period in 2015 the nominal earnings of wage and salary earners rose in the private sector by 1.2 per cent, in the central government sector by 1.3 per cent and in the local government sector by 0.7 per cent.

Wage and salary earners' regular earnings increased by 1.0 per cent in July–September

According to preliminary data of Statistics Finland, wage and salary earners' regular earnings rose by 1.0 per cent in July–September 2015 when compared to the respective period in 2014. The increase was 1.1 per cent in the private sector, 1.3 per cent in the central government sector and 0.7 per cent in the local government sector.

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 2014

The indices are final as far as the year 2014 and they are based on final wage statistics. The indices for 2015 are still preliminary. They are based on the effects of agreements and the wage drift.


Source: Index of wage and salary earnings 2015, 3rd quarter. Statistics Finland

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Updated 15.10.2015

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Index of wage and salary earnings [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-7814. 3rd quarter 2015. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 13.12.2018].
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