This is an archived release.
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.
|4th quarter 2016||3rd quarter 2016 - 4th quarter 2016||4th quarter 2015 - 4th quarter 2016|
|Oil and gas extraction and mining||155.2||2.0||1.4|
|Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply||156.5||1.8||2.2|
|Water supply, sewerage, waste||147.5||0.7||2.1|
|Wholesale and retail trade||153.9||0.0||2.5|
|Transportation and storage||151.3||1.2||1.7|
|Hotels and restaurants||133.7||0.9||2.4|
|Information and communication||152.1||-0.3||3.3|
|Real estate activities||153.9||-0.5||1.0|
|Professional, scientific and technical activities||150.2||0.6||1.2|
|Administrative and support service activities||137.8||0.5||2.5|
|Human health and social work activities||155.7||0.1||1.9|
|Arts, entertainment and recreation||145.1||0.6||1.7|
|Personal service activities||161.9||0.2||2.6|
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.