These statistics compile wages and salaries in the private and public sectors. However they do not include any common wage concepts for the whole economy.
The base material is taken from three separate short-term business surveys regarding wages and salaries: Short-term statistics, wages and salaries in the private sector, SM AM 38, Short-term statistics, salaries in the governmental sector, SM AM 17 and Short-term statistics, salaries in municipalities and county councils, SM AM 49. These surveys are published separately.
It should be noted that the definitions and concepts are not completely harmonized between the different sectors. The wage and salary trend figures are comparable between the sectors but the wage and salary level figures should not be compared.
These statistics are the responsibility of
Swedish National Mediation Office
Short-term statistics, comparison of wages and salaries in the private and public sector. December 2007:
The estimated average percentage changes in wages and salaries in the private sector for the last thirteen months were 3.6 percent for manual workers and 3.2 percent for non-manual workers.
The corresponding average for the government sector was 3.0 percent. In the primary local authorities and the county councils, the corresponding averages were 1.7 percent and 2.9 percent respectively.
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