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Published: 14 March 2008

Wages and salaries sum grew by 8.1 per cent in November to January

The wages and salaries sum of the whole economy was 8.1 per cent greater in the past November to January period than in the corresponding period twelve months before. The rate of growth increased from the previous November to January period in which the year-on-year growth in the wages and salaries sum was 5.2 per cent.

The wages and salaries sum went up in all main industries. The growth was fastest in construction where the sum was 11 per cent greater in this November to January period than in the respective time period twelve months earlier. Almost equally strong growth, 10.9 per cent, was recorded in private health and social work, and in financial intermediation, 10.8 per cent. In other industries, too, the wages and salaries sum developed favourably. The increase in the wages and salaries sum was most moderate in manufacturing where it grew by 5 per cent from the comparison period of the year before.

Year-on-year change in wages and salaries sum in the 11/2007-1/2008 and 11/2006-1/2007 time periods, %

A new calculation method of turnover and wage bill indicators will be introduced by summer 2008. Data on 2008 may become slightly revised due to the new calculation method. Further information on the methodological revision is available from Mr Antti Santaharju, tel. +358 9 1734 2720.

Source: Monthly trend indicators 2008, January. Statistics Finland

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Last updated 14.3.2008

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Wage and salary indices [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-6125. January 2008. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 25.4.2024].
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