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The chart shows the development of real unit labour costs* from 2000 through 2011. Finland’s competitiveness has weakened. Suomi = Finland. Ruotsi = Sweden. Saksa = Germany. *The unit labour costs of Finland, Sweden, and Germany have been compared with the average unit labour costs in the EU-15. It refers to the 15 member countries of the European Union, including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.