Wages up 0.6 per cent in oil and gas
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Wage indexQ3 2013, preliminary figures



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Wages up 0.6 per cent in oil and gas

Preliminary figures for average basic salaries for full-time employees in oil and gas extraction and mining show a 0.6 per cent increase between the 2nd quarter of 2013 and the 3rd quarter of 2013. Corresponding figures for the third quarter of 2012 show a decrease of 0.1 per cent.

Wage index, percentage change from last quarter
2nd quarter 2012 - 3rd quarter 20122nd quarter 2013 - 3rd quarter 2013
Oil and gas extraction and mining-0.10.6
Electricity, gas and steam1.82.2
Water supply, sewerage, waste1.41.2
Wholesale and retail trade1.21.0
Transportation and storage2.20.6
Hotels and restaurants0.20.5
Information and communication-1.41.6
Real estate activities2.21.5
Professional, scientific and technical activities0.51.1
Administrative and support service activities0.10.3
Human health and social work activities1.11.9
Arts, entertainment and recreation1.80.4
Personal service activities0.90.5

The average basic salary increased by 5.3 per cent between the 3rd quarter of 2012 and the 3rd quarter of 2013 in oil and gas extraction and mining. In comparison, figures from the same period in the previous year show a 2.6 per cent change. These changes are influenced by the timing of the wage settlement disbursement.

The wage index measures changes in wages as reported on the census date. Timing of disbursement may affect the wage changes between the periods.