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Press release

Contractual wages and salaries

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 April 2013 the coverage rate (share of national collective agreements in force for the wage setting aspects) was 54.3 per cent in terms of employees and 51.5 per cent in terms of the total amount of wages.

In April 2013 both the hourly wage index and the per employee index compared to the previous month, increased by 0.3 per cent. Compared with April 2012 both the hourly wage index and the per employee index increased by 1.4 per cent. During the period January- April 2013 both indices increased by 1.4 compared to the same period of the previous year.

Reference period: April 2013

Date of Issue: 24 May 2013

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