Official Statistics of Finland

Labour cost survey

Producer: Statistics Finland

Latest release:
Cost of an hour worked EUR 34.2 for an employer in 2016
16 Nov 2018
According to Statistics Finland's Labour Cost Survey, labour costs were, on average, EUR 34.2 per hour worked in 2016. The hourly costs were EUR 34.7 in the private sector, EUR 31.4 in the local government sector, and EUR 40.8 in the central government sector. Wage and salary costs formed, on average, 76.0 per cent, social security costs 21.5 per cent, and other costs 2.5 per cent of total labour costs in the sectors.

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Statistical releases will not be issued in English from these statistics in 2018.

Description: The labour cost survey describes the level and structure of labour costs at fixed intervals of years. The statistics cover nearly the entire private sector, as well as the central and local government sectors. Excluded from the statistics are agriculture, forestry and fishing.
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Keywords: public sector, costs, wages and salaries, social security contributions, industries, labour costs, private sector.
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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Labour cost survey [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-3288. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 14.12.2018].
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