Wages up 1.1 per cent in manufacturing
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Wage indexQ2 2013, preliminary figures



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Wages up 1.1 per cent in manufacturing

Preliminary figures show a 1.1 per cent increase in basic salaries for full-time employees in manufacturing between the 1st quarter of 2013 and the 2nd quarter of2013. Incomparison, figures from 2012 show a 0.1 per cent increase between the 1st and 2nd quarter.

Wage index, percentage change from last quarter
1st quarter 2012 - 2nd quarter 20121st quarter 2013 - 2nd quarter 2013
Oil and gas extraction and mining1.21.0
Electricity, gas and steam0.10.5
Water supply, sewerage, waste-0.20.8
Wholesale and retail trade0.81.7
Transportation and storage0.10.5
Hotels and restaurants1.30.6
Information and communication1.80.9
Real estate activities0.2-0.4
Professional, scientific and technical activities0.90.1
Administrative and support service activities0.21.3
Human health and social work activities0.50.3
Arts, entertainment and recreation0.91.1
Personal service activities0.31.4

The statistics show wage developments throughout the year for full-time employees within different industries. Wage developments vary between industries and differing 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 disbursements of, for instance, bonuses influences the index, which may consequently be subject to greater fluctuations between the quarters.