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Labour cost index and percentage change

Nace Industry sector October 2019 (January 2008=100) Percentage change from October prel. 2018
Wage-earners Private sector    
B Mining and quarrying 139.2 1.3
B–E Mining and quarrying, Manufacturing, Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply and Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities 132.1 2.2
B+C Mining and quarrying + Manufacturing 132.2 2.1
C Manufacturing 131.9 2.1
25–30,33 Engineering industry 131.7 1.2
D Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply 135.3 4.3
E Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities 129.0 3.6
F Construction 132.5 1.5
G Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles 133.0 2.1
G+I Wholesale and retail trade, Accommodation and food service activities 131.2 2.0
H Transportation and storage 127.7 0.8
H+J Transportation and storage, nformation and communication 127.9 0.9
I Accommodation and food service activities 132.8 2.8
K–N Financial and insurance activities, Real estate, Professional, scientific and technical activities, Administrative and support service activities 134.4 2.0
L Real estate activities 130.6 3.0
N Administrative and support service activities 134.4 1.4
P–S Education, Human health and social work activities, Arts, entertainment and recreation, Other service activities 129.8 1.5
Q Human health and social work activities 130.3 1.6
R Arts, entertainment and recreation 131.7 2.7
S Other service activities 124.5 2.5
B–S excl. O Total 130.3 1.7
Salaried employees Private sector    
B Mining and quarrying 141.3 1.4
B–E Mining and quarrying, Manufacturing, Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply and Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities 135.3 2.2
B+C Mining and quarrying + Manufacturing 135.9 2.2
C Manufacturing 135.8 2.3
25–30,33 Engineering industry 134.9 2.5
D Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply 133.9 3.1
E Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities 138.4 1.4
F Construction 146.1 2.5
G Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles 133.9 1.6
G+I Wholesale and retail trade, Accommodation and food service activities 133.6 1.6
H Transportation and storage 138.0 3.0
H+J Transportation and storage, nformation and communication 137.6 2.4
I Accommodation and food service activities 134.0 2.4
J Information and communication 134.2 1.7
K Financial and insurance activities 141.6 4.4
K–N Financial and insurance activities, Real estate, Professional, scientific and technical activities, Administrative and support service activities 133.8 2.3
L Real estate activities 137.5 1.9
M Professional, scientific and technical activities 127.0 0.7
N Administrative and support service activities 144.3 4.6
P Education 141.0 3.8
P–S Education, Human health and social work activities, Arts, entertainment and recreation, Other service activities 139.4 3.5
Q Human health and social work activities 142.5 3.9
R Arts, entertainment and recreation 135.0 2.0
S Other service activities 138.3 2.3
B–S excl. O Total 135.3 2.3

Definitions and explanations

Important information on preliminary and final Labour Cost Indices.

A preliminary index, excluding retroactive wages, is published about 8 weeks after the end of the measuring period. The definitive index, which includes retroactive wages, is published about 12 months later. New additions of earning data and computed retroactive wages and salaries are included in the definitive Labour Cost Index.

Users of the Labour Cost Index as a basis for price adjustments should note that a mixture of preliminary and final indices could lead to a bias in favour of one party at the expense of the other. Therefore, either preliminary or final indices should be used consistently throughout as a basis for price adjustments.

More about the results

Source
SCB

Last updated
2019-12-20

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