Wages up 0.2 per cent in manufacturing
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Wage indexQ1 2013, preliminary figures



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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.

Wage index, percentage change from last quarter
4th quarter 2011 - 1st quarter 20124th quarter 2012 - 1st quarter 2013
Oil and gas extraction and mining0.70.5
Electricity, gas and steam-0.81.7
Water supply, sewerage, waste0.9-0.2
Wholesale and retail trade0.2-0.1
Transportation and storage0.01.2
Hotels and restaurants-0.10.3
Information and communication1.70.6
Real estate activities2.03.0
Professional, scientific and technical activities1.01.0
Administrative and support service activities0.31.1
Human health and social work activities1.60.4
Arts, entertainment and recreation0.50.7
Personal service activities1.01.1

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.