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Revised industrial classification to be introduced in wage and salary indices in March 2009

A revised industrial classification, TOL 2008, will be introduced in Finnish statistics in 2009. General information about the transition is given on the TOL 2008 pages of the Statistics section of Statistics Finland's website. The Classifications pages of the Metadata section of the website contain more detailed information about TOL 2008, such as its contents and classification principles.

The revised classification will be introduced in March 2009 in wage and salary indices describing January 2009. The data of the statistics will also be classified by TOL 2008 in database services and compilation publications, and publishing of data by TOL 2002 will be discontinued. The previously published data by TOL 2002 will remain available on the home page of the statistics and in the database services. The base year of the statistics will be changed in connection with the transition to the new classification, with 2005 as the new base year.

Changes in the publication levels of wage and salary indices arising from the transition to TOL 2008

Under the new industrial classification a sum of wages and salaries will continue to be published for eight sections and their combinations as well as for the whole economy. The classifications of sections and industries will change under the revised industrial classification.

The sections of TOL 2002 on which data have been published up to now are

A-X Whole economy
C, D, E Manufacturing
F Construction
G Wholesale and retail trade
H, I, K, O Other services
J Financial and insurance intermediation
L-N Public sector
M Education excl. public sector
N Health and social work excl. public sector

The sections of TOL 2008 on which data will be published are

A-X Whole economy
B, C, D, E Industry
F Construction
G Wholesale and retail trade
H, I, J, L, M, N, R, S Other services
K Financial and insurance activities
O-Q Public sector
P Education excl. public sector
Q Human health and social work activities excl. public sector

The most significant change is the new industry E Water supply; sewage, waste management and remediation activities which has no correspondent in TOL 2002. This new section will include activities not only from manufacturing but also from TOL 2002 services and construction. Sections F Construction and G Wholesale and retail trade will remain unchanged. The contents of TOL 2008 section S Other service activities will differ significantly from those of TOL 2002. An exception is section I Accommodation and food service activities which is practically identical to section H of TOL 2002. TOL 2008 publication levels K Financial and insurance activities, O-Q Public sector, P Education and Q Human health and social work activities correspond as such to the TOL 2002 classes.

Further information on the application of the TOL 2008 classification can be found on the home page of statistics on wage and salary indices.

Last updated 26.9.2008

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Wage and salary indices [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-6125. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 10.12.2023].
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