Wages up 0.7 per cent in manufacturing
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Wage indexQ1 2016, preliminary figures



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Wages up 0.7 per cent in manufacturing

Preliminary figures for average basic salaries for full-time employees in manufacturing show a 0.7 per cent increase between the 4th quarter of 2015 and the 1st quarter of 2016.

Wage index, percentage change from last quarter
4th quarter 2014 - 1st quarter 20154th quarter 2015 - 1st quarter 2016
Oil and gas extraction and mining0.10.9
Electricity, gas and steam0.41.0
Water supply, sewerage, waste0.50.5
Wholesale and retail trade1.0-0.3
Transportation and storage0.10.3
Hotels and restaurants0.80.1
Information and communication0.70.2
Real estate activities0.1-0.5
Professional, scientific and technical activities0.3-0.1
Administrative and support service activities0.20.8
Human health and social work activities0.9-0.1
Arts, entertainment and recreation0.9-0.7
Personal service activities0.50.2

Preliminary figures for the wage index show a 0.9 per cent increase in average basic salaries for the 1st quarter of 2016 in oil and gas extraction and mining, and a 1.0 per cent increase in construction in the same period. The development for manufacturing and oil and gas extraction is partly due to a fall in the number of persons employed.

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The statistics are based on data from the “a-meldingen” arrangement from the 1st quarter of 2015. More about a-meldingen.