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Contractual wages and salaries

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The index of wages according to collective labour agreements measures the evolution of wages and salaries (per employee or per hour) determined by contractual provisions set by collective agreements; the indices are calculated with reference to the fixed employment structure of the base period (December 2010).

At the end of May 2015 the coverage rate (share of national collective agreements in force for the wage setting aspects) was 59.7 per cent in terms of employees and 55.3 per cent in terms of the total amount of wages.

In May 2015 the hourly index and the per employee index was unchanged from last month.

Compared with May 2014 the hourly index increased by 1.1 per cent while the per employee index  rose by 1.2 per cent.

During the period January-May 2015 both indices rose by 1.1 per cent compared to the same period of the previous year.

Date of next release: 24 July 2015

Reference period: May 2015

Date of Issue: 24 June 2015



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