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Manufacturing wages up 1.1 per cent
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2002-08-30T10:00:00.000Z
Labour market and earnings
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lonnkvart, Wage index, wage development, main business sectors (for example manufacturing, building and construction, oil)Earnings and labour costs, Labour market and earnings
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Wage indexQ2 2002, preliminary figures

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Manufacturing wages up 1.1 per cent

The quarterly wage index for full-time employees in the manufacturing industry shows a 1.1 per cent increase in monthly earnings from the 1st quarter 2001 to the 2nd quarter 2002. The increase from the 2nd quarter 2001 to the 2nd quarter 2002 was 4.9 per cent.

The increase in monthly earnings for employees in the construction industry was 0.9 per cent from the 1st quarter 2002 to the 2nd quarter 2002. The corresponding growth for employees in transport and communication was 1.3 per cent in the same period. Employees in wholesale and retail trade received an 1.7 increase in their monthly earnings from the 1st quarter 2002 to the 2nd quarter 2002, while the corresponding growth for employees in real estate and business activities was 1.3 per cent in the same period. Employees in oil and gas extraction and mining had a 1.5 per cent reduction in their monthly earnings from the 1st quarter 2002 to the 2nd quarter 2002.

Change over a year

Employees in the construction industry had a 4.4 per cent growth in monthly earnings from the 2nd quarter 2001 to the 2nd quarter 2002. The corresponding growth for employees in oil and gas extraction and mining was 10.9 per cent, while employees in transport and communication had a growth of 5.3 per cent. Employees in wholesale and retail trade had an increase of 6.2 per cent in the same period, while those in real estate and business activities had a growth of 4.7 per cent from the 2nd quarter 2001 to the 2nd quarter 2002.

Electricity supply

An index for a new industry is presented in this publication. This is for full-time employees in electricity supply, and the index shows figures from the 1st quarter 1998 to the 2nd quarter 2002. The increase in monthly earnings for employees in electricity supply was 1.3 per cent from the 1st quarter 2002 to the 2nd quarter 2002, while the growth from the 2nd quarter 2001 to the 2nd quarter 2002 was 5.6 per cent.

Sample

The sample for the 2nd quarter of 2002 includes approximately 177 400 full-time employees, broken down into 15 800 in oil and gas extraction and mining, 58 800 in manufacturing, 20 700 in construction, 25 500 in transport and communication, 27 300 in wholesale and retail trade, 27 500 in real estate and business activities and 1 800 in electricity supply. By comparison, the preliminary figures in the national accounts for the 1st quarter of 2002 show that about 26 000 persons are employed in oil and gas extraction and mining, 288 000 in manufacturing, 110 000 in construction, 117 000 in transport and communication, 304 000 in wholesale and retail trade, 209 000 in real estate and business activities and 15 000 in electricity supply. The figures from the national accounts also include part-time employees.

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