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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 September 2015 the coverage rate (share of national collective agreements in force for the wage setting aspects) was 62.0 per cent in terms of employees and 59.0 per cent in terms of the total amount of wages.

In September 2015 the hourly index was unchanged while the per employee index increased by 0.1 per cent from last month.

Compared with September 2014 the hourly index and the per employee index increased by 1.2 per cent.

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

Next release: 24 November 2015

Reference period: September 2015

Date of Issue: 23 October 2015



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