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Latest publication: Index of wage and salary earnings 2018, 1st quarter

Published: 14 October 2016

Wage and salary earners' earnings rose by 1.2 per cent in July–September

According to preliminary data of Statistics Finland, the nominal earnings of wage and salary earners rose by 1.2 per cent in July–September 2016 when compared to the respective period in 2015. Real earnings rose by 0.7 per cent compared to the third quarter of the previous year.

Year-on-year changes in index of wage and salary earnings 2000/1–2016/3, per cent

Year-on-year changes in index of wage and salary earnings 2000/1–2016/3, per cent

During the period from July–September 2015 to the respective period in 2016 the nominal earnings of wage and salary earners rose in the private sector by 1.2 per cent, in the central government sector by 1.6 per cent and in the local government sector by 1.0 per cent.

Wage and salary earners' regular earnings increased by 1.2 per cent in July–September

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. Wage and salary earners' regular earnings rose by 1.2 per cent in July–September 2016 when compared to the respective period in 2015. The increase was 1.2 per cent in the private sector, 1.6 per cent in the central government sector and 1.0 per cent in the local government sector.

Index of wage and salary earnings and index of regular earnings are final as far as the year 2015

The indices are final as far as the year 2015 and they are based on final wage statistics. The indices for 2016 are still preliminary. They are based on the effects of agreements and the wage drift. In addition, the data on performance-based bonuses of the Labour Cost Index are used to assess performance-based bonuses in the calculation of the preliminary indices of the index of wage and salary earnings.


Source: Index of wage and salary earnings 2016, 3rd quarter. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Anu Uuttu 029 551 2322, Harri Nummila 029 551 3235, palkat.indeksit@stat.fi

Director in charge: Mari Ylä-Jarkko

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Updated 14.10.2016

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Index of wage and salary earnings [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-7814. 3rd quarter 2016. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 19.7.2018].
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