Wages in manufacturing up 0.7 per cent
Labour market and earnings
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Wage indexQ2 2005, preliminary figures



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Wages in manufacturing up 0.7 per cent

The quarterly wage index for full-time employees in manufacturing rose by 0.7 per cent in monthly earnings from the first to the second quarter of 2005.

The increase in monthly earnings for employees in electricity supply was 0.2 per cent, hotels and restaurants 0.9 per cent, transport and communication 0.4 per cent, construction 0.9 per cent and wholesale and retail trade 0.8 per cent. Employees in real estate and business activities, and oil and gas extraction and mining had, on the other hand, a reduction in monthly earnings of 0.6 per cent and 3.0 per cent, respectively.


The quarterly wage index for the second quarter of 2005 is produced on the basis of reports from a representative sample of enterprises grouped according to employment and industry. Summaries of full-time employees included in the statistics are listed in table 6