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 (2019-01-11)
A-X Whole economy 06/2018 4.3 4.3 0.0
07/2018 4.4 4.6 0.2
08/2018 6.3 6.1 -0.2
09/2018 2.3 2.0 -0.3
10/2018 4.8 5.1 0.3
B-E Total industry 06/2018 3.2 3.2 0.0
07/2018 4.3 4.2 -0.1
08/2018 8.5 8.3 -0.2
09/2018 -1.9 -2.0 -0.1
10/2018 3.7 3.7 0.0
F Construction 06/2018 6.1 5.8 -0.3
07/2018 7.0 6.3 -0.7
08/2018 14.2 13.8 -0.4
09/2018 -1.3 -1.7 -0.4
10/2018 6.6 6.9 0.3
G Wholesale and retail trade 06/2018 3.7 3.5 -0.2
07/2018 4.0 3.3 -0.7
08/2018 4.3 4.1 -0.2
09/2018 3.4 3.1 -0.3
10/2018 3.4 3.5 0.1
HIJLMNRS Other service activities total 06/2018 5.9 5.6 -0.3
07/2018 6.2 5.7 -0.5
08/2018 7.9 7.5 -0.4
09/2018 4.4 3.7 -0.7
10/2018 . 6.4 .
K Financial and insurance activities 06/2018 5.0 4.7 -0.3
07/2018 3.2 2.7 -0.5
08/2018 1.9 1.7 -0.2
09/2018 -2.9 -3.3 -0.4
10/2018 9.8 9.6 -0.2
P Education, excl. public sector 06/2018 3.3 2.0 -1.3
07/2018 -0.5 -0.6 -0.1
08/2018 2.3 2.0 -0.3
09/2018 1.2 0.8 -0.4
10/2018 2.4 2.4 0.0
Q Health and social work, excl. public sector 06/2018 8.5 8.5 0.0
07/2018 8.6 7.8 -0.8
08/2018 2.4 1.4 -1.0
09/2018 6.5 5.7 -0.8
10/2018 6.5 6.9 0.4
OPQ Public sector 06/2018 2.3 2.7 0.4
07/2018 1.6 3.2 1.6
08/2018 2.6 2.6 0.0
09/2018 3.3 3.6 0.3
10/2018 3.1 3.6 0.5
Private sector 06/2018 5.6 5.4 -0.2
07/2018 5.9 5.6 -0.3
08/2018 8.6 8.3 -0.3
09/2018 2.1 1.6 -0.5
10/2018 5.5 5.7 0.2
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) 2015 -0.7 0.7
2016 -0.5 0.6
2017 0.2 0.3
Manufacturing (BCDE) 2015 -0.2 0.2
2016 -0.2 0.3
2017 0.1 0.1
Construction (F) 2015 -1.7 1.7
2016 -1.2 1.5
2017 0.3 0.5
Trade (G) 2015 -0.8 0.8
2016 -0.7 0.9
2017 -0.7 0.7
Other services (HIJLMNRS) 2015 -1.1 1.1
2016 -0.7 0.9
2017 0.2 0.3
Financial intermediation (K) 2015 -0.4 0.5
2016 -0.5 0.7
2017 -0.2 0.4
Education (P) excl. public sector 2015 -0.6 0.6
2016 -0.1 0.5
2017 1.5 1.5
Health and social work (Q) excl. public sector 2015 -0.8 0.8
2016 -0.9 1.2
2017 0.0 0.4
Public sector (OPQ) 2015 -0.3 0.3
2016 0.0 0.2
2017 0.0 0.3
Private sector 2016 -0.5 0.8
2017 0.1 0.3
1) In 2015 and 2016, the average was calculated from data revised between the first and seventh release months in the statistical reference year. The average for 2017 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 2015 to 2016, the average was calculated from the absolute values of differences between the first and seventh release months. The average for 2017 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: Mari Ylä-Jarkko


Updated 11.1.2019

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Wage and salary indices [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-6125. November 2018, Revisions in these statistics . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 21.1.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/ktps/2018/11/ktps_2018_11_2019-01-11_rev_001_en.html