The statistics on private sector hourly wages describe the numbers and earnings levels of hourly paid employees by gender, age, occupational group and education. The principal earnings concepts are earnings for regular hours worked and earnings for total hours worked. The data on hourly wages are collected jointly with employer organisations so that they collect data from their own member enterprises while Statistics Finland collects data from non-organised enterprises. Most of the data are collected from the last quarter of the year, in services from the whole of October and in manufacturing from the full quarter. Statistics on hourly wages in agriculture are based on the data collected by Maaseudun työnantajaliitto (Federation of Employers in Agriculture) from its members. The statistics on forest workers’ wages and salaries describe the numbers of workers, numbers of hours worked and earnings for hours worked and changes in them by field of work, type of employment relationship and gender. The statistics on forest workers’ wages and salaries are compiled from the data derived from Metsähallitus (the Finnish Forest and Park Service), the Finnish Forest Industries Federation and Yksityismetsätalouden Työnantajat ry (Association of Private Forestry Employers) and forestry centres.

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Private sector hourly wages [e-publication].
Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 29.1.2015].
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