Last updated 18/06/2020 - 07:45
Wages paid by companies still continued to increase at the beginning of the year
The total amount of wages paid by companies in the Helsinki region continued to increase in January–March 2020. The increase was 4.6 per cent compared to the corresponding period last year. The coronavirus situation did not yet have an impact on wages, as the effects of growing unemployment and increasing layoffs did not show until April. The increase in wages was on the same level in early 2020 as in the previous quarters since the beginning of 2018.