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Latest publication: Wage and salary indices 2018, September

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 (2018-02-13)
A-X Whole economy 07/2017 -1.3 -1.6 -0.3
08/2017 2.8 2.6 -0.2
09/2017 2.6 2.2 -0.4
10/2017 3.1 2.8 -0.3
11/2017 3.7 3.7 0.0
B-E Total industry 07/2017 -2.2 -2.4 -0.2
08/2017 2.2 2.1 -0.1
09/2017 0.9 0.8 -0.1
10/2017 2.8 2.7 -0.1
11/2017 4.2 4.2 0.0
F Construction 07/2017 -2.1 -2.9 -0.8
08/2017 8.3 7.7 -0.6
09/2017 5.8 4.8 -1.0
10/2017 5.7 5.1 -0.6
11/2017 8.2 8.7 0.5
G Wholesale and retail trade 07/2017 0.6 -0.4 -1.0
08/2017 1.2 0.9 -0.3
09/2017 1.6 1.2 -0.4
10/2017 1.8 1.3 -0.5
11/2017 3.6 3.9 0.3
HIJLMNRS Other service activities total 07/2017 2.9 2.3 -0.6
08/2017 5.2 5.0 -0.2
09/2017 5.1 4.7 -0.4
10/2017 5.2 5.0 -0.2
11/2017 5.9 6.4 0.5
K Financial and insurance activities 07/2017 2.4 1.5 -0.9
08/2017 2.5 2.1 -0.4
09/2017 8.9 8.4 -0.5
10/2017 1.4 0.7 -0.7
11/2017 1.9 2.1 0.2
P Education, excl. public sector 07/2017 -2.4 -2.4 0.0
08/2017 -0.5 -0.2 0.3
09/2017 -0.5 -0.3 0.2
10/2017 -0.6 -0.2 0.4
11/2017 0.0 0.5 0.5
Q Health and social work, excl. public sector 07/2017 2.4 1.8 -0.6
08/2017 1.4 0.8 -0.6
09/2017 2.7 1.2 -1.5
10/2017 4.1 2.8 -1.3
11/2017 3.5 3.8 0.3
OPQ Public sector 07/2017 -5.7 -5.6 0.1
08/2017 0.3 0.3 0.0
09/2017 0.2 0.2 0.0
10/2017 1.4 1.4 0.0
11/2017 0.2 0.0 -0.2
Private sector 07/2017 0.8 0.3 -0.5
08/2017 4.5 4.2 -0.3
09/2017 3.9 3.4 -0.5
10/2017 4.6 4.2 -0.4
11/2017 5.8 6.1 0.3
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 -0.5 0.6
Manufacturing (BCDE) 2014 -0.2 0.4
2015 -0.2 0.2
2016 -0.2 0.3
Construction (F) 2014 -2.0 2.0
2015 -1.7 1.7
2016 -1.2 1.5
Trade (G) 2014 -0.7 0.7
2015 -0.8 0.8
2016 -0.7 0.9
Other services (HIJLMNRS) 2014 -0.8 0.8
2015 -1.1 1.1
2016 -0.7 0.9
Financial intermediation (K) 2014 -0.3 0.8
2015 -0.4 0.5
2016 -0.5 0.7
Education (P) excl. public sector 2014 -0.1 0.5
2015 -0.6 0.6
2016 -0.1 0.5
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 0.2
Private sector 2015 -0.8 0.8
2016 -0.5 0.8
1) In 2014 and 2015, the average was calculated from data revised between the first and seventh release months in the statistical reference year. The average for 2016 was calculated upon completion of the data for the first and last release months in the statistical reference year, when the official structural business and financial statement statistics are also published.
2) In 2014 to 2015, the average was calculated from the absolute values of differences between the first and seventh release months. The average for 2016 was calculated from the absolute values of differences between the first and last release months in the statistical reference year, when the official structural business and financial statement statistics are also published.

Source: Wage and salary indices, Statistics Finland

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Director in charge: Sami Saarikivi


Updated 13.2.2018

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Wage and salary indices [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-6125. December 2017, Revisions in these statistics . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 14.11.2018].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/ktps/2017/12/ktps_2017_12_2018-02-13_rev_001_en.html