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Latest publication: Wage and salary indices 2019, January

Revisions in these statistics

The data of the statistics have become revised according to the table below. For more information about data revisions, see Section 3 of the quality description (only in Finnish).

Revision of annual changes in the wages and salaries sum in main industries 1)

Industry / Reference period Year-on-year change,% Revision, percentage point
1st release Latest release (2017-12-11)
A-X Whole economy 05/2017 3.3 2.8 -0.5
06/2017 2.7 2.4 -0.3
07/2017 -1.3 -1.7 -0.4
08/2017 2.8 2.5 -0.3
09/2017 2.6 2.6 0.0
B-E Total industry 05/2017 2.4 2.2 -0.2
06/2017 6.2 6.0 -0.2
07/2017 -2.2 -2.5 -0.3
08/2017 2.2 1.9 -0.3
09/2017 0.9 0.9 0.0
F Construction 05/2017 8.9 8.0 -0.9
06/2017 15.2 14.4 -0.8
07/2017 -2.1 -2.9 -0.8
08/2017 8.3 7.6 -0.7
09/2017 5.8 5.7 -0.1
G Wholesale and retail trade 05/2017 2.5 1.2 -1.3
06/2017 2.7 1.5 -1.2
07/2017 0.6 -0.4 -1.0
08/2017 1.2 0.8 -0.4
09/2017 1.6 1.7 0.1
HIJLMNRS Other service activities total 05/2017 4.7 4.3 -0.4
06/2017 5.6 5.4 -0.2
07/2017 2.9 2.3 -0.6
08/2017 5.2 4.8 -0.4
09/2017 5.1 5.2 0.1
K Financial and insurance activities 05/2017 3.5 3.2 -0.3
06/2017 1.9 1.7 -0.2
07/2017 2.4 2.2 -0.2
08/2017 2.5 2.5 0.0
09/2017 8.9 8.9 0.0
P Education, excl. public sector 05/2017 -1.3 -1.3 0.0
06/2017 -1.0 -1.0 0.0
07/2017 -2.4 -2.8 -0.4
08/2017 -0.5 -0.6 -0.1
09/2017 -0.5 -0.4 0.1
Q Health and social work, excl. public sector 05/2017 4.9 4.2 -0.7
06/2017 3.9 3.4 -0.5
07/2017 2.4 1.7 -0.7
08/2017 1.4 0.8 -0.6
09/2017 2.7 2.8 0.1
OPQ Public sector 05/2017 1.1 1.2 0.1
06/2017 -5.2 -5.2 0.0
07/2017 -5.7 -5.7 0.0
08/2017 0.3 0.4 0.1
09/2017 0.2 0.2 0.0
Private sector 05/2017 4.9 4.2 -0.7
06/2017 7.1 6.7 -0.4
07/2017 0.8 0.3 -0.5
08/2017 4.5 4.1 -0.4
09/2017 3.9 3.9 0.0
1) The 1st release refers to the time when data for the reference period were released for the first time. The revision describes the difference of annual change percentages between the first and latest releases.

Revision of long-term annual changes in the wages and salaries sum in main industries

Industry Year Average 1) Average for absolute values 2)
Whole economy (A-X) 2014 -0.7 0.7
2015 -0.7 0.7
2016 -0.4 0.5
Manufacturing (BCDE) 2014 -0.2 0.4
2015 -0.2 0.2
2016 -0.1 0.3
Construction (F) 2014 -2.0 2.0
2015 -1.7 1.7
2016 -0.9 1.3
Trade (G) 2014 -0.7 0.7
2015 -0.8 0.8
2016 -0.5 0.7
Other services (HIJLMNRS) 2014 -0.8 0.8
2015 -1.1 1.1
2016 -0.6 0.8
Financial intermediation (K) 2014 -0.3 0.8
2015 -0.4 0.5
2016 -0.2 0.6
Education (P) excl. public sector 2014 -0.1 0.5
2015 -0.6 0.6
2016 -0.3 0.6
Health and social work (Q) excl. public sector 2014 -0.6 0.6
2015 -0.8 0.8
2016 -0.9 1.2
Public sector (OPQ) 2014 0.0 0.1
2015 -0.3 0.3
2016 0.0 0.1
Private sector 2015 -0.8 0.8
2016 -0.5 0.8
1) Average for data revised between the first and seventh releases in the statistical reference year.
2) Average for absolute values of differences between the first and seventh releases.

Source: Wage and salary indices, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Anna Mustonen 029 551 3651, palvelut.suhdanne@stat.fi

Director in charge: Sami Saarikivi


Updated 11.12.2017

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Wage and salary indices [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-6125. October 2017, Revisions in these statistics . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 16.6.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/ktps/2017/10/ktps_2017_10_2017-12-11_rev_001_en.html