1.9 per cent increase in manufacturing
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Index of labour costsQ4 2016, preliminary figures



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1.9 per cent increase in manufacturing

Preliminary figures for total labour costs in manufacturing show a 1.9 per cent increase from the third quarter of 2016 to the fourth quarter of 2016. The index shows a 2.4 per cent increase from the fourth quarter of 2015.

Labour Cost Index, by section.
IndexPer cent
4th quarter 20163rd quarter 2016 - 4th quarter 20164th quarter 2015 - 4th quarter 2016
Oil and gas extraction and mining155.22.01.4
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply156.51.82.2
Water supply, sewerage, waste147.50.72.1
Wholesale and retail trade153.90.02.5
Transportation and storage151.31.21.7
Hotels and restaurants133.70.92.4
Information and communication152.1-0.33.3
Real estate activities153.9-0.51.0
Professional, scientific and technical activities150.20.61.2
Administrative and support service activities137.80.52.5
Human health and social work activities155.70.11.9
Arts, entertainment and recreation145.10.61.7
Personal service activities161.90.22.6

The index for oil and gas extraction and mining shows a 2.0 per cent increase in total labour costs for the fourth quarter. In comparison construction and wholesale and retail trade show no change in fourth quarter.