Wages up 0.2 per cent in manufacturing
Preliminary figures show a 0.2 per cent increase in basic salaries for full-time employees in manufacturing between the 4th quarter of 2012 and the 1st quarter of 2013. In comparison, figures from 2012 show a 0.7 per cent increase between the 4th and 1st quarter.
|4th quarter 2011 - 1st quarter 2012||4th quarter 2012 - 1st quarter 2013|
|Oil and gas extraction and mining||0.7||0.5|
|Electricity, gas and steam||-0.8||1.7|
|Water supply, sewerage, waste||0.9||-0.2|
|Wholesale and retail trade||0.2||-0.1|
|Transportation and storage||0.0||1.2|
|Hotels and restaurants||-0.1||0.3|
|Information and communication||1.7||0.6|
|Real estate activities||2.0||3.0|
|Professional, scientific and technical activities||1.0||1.0|
|Administrative and support service activities||0.3||1.1|
|Human health and social work activities||1.6||0.4|
|Arts, entertainment and recreation||0.5||0.7|
|Personal service activities||1.0||1.1|
The statistics show wage developments throughout the year for full-time employees within different industries. Wage developments vary between industries and quarters throughout the year.
Two indices are presented; one showing changes in basic salaries, and one showing changes in average monthly earnings including basic salaries, irregular payments and bonuses. The variable irregular payments and bonuses are computed as an average for the current quarter, thus the timing of disbursement, for instance, of bonuses influences the index and might therefore be subject to greater fluctuations between the quarters.
Preliminary figures for the wage index show a 13.2 per cent increase in average monthly earnings for the last quarter in oil and gas extraction and mining.