The data on labour costs featured here is taken from the following three statistical sources: the Labour Cost Survey 2016, the annual labour cost statistics, and the labour cost index. Labour costs in all EU member states are published by Eurostat in a publicly available database.
The results of the Labour Cost Survey 2016 provide data on the level (hourly, monthly, annually) and composition of labour costs for the manufacturing sector as a whole (sections B to F of ÖNACE 2008) and for nearly all parts of the services sector (sections G to N and P to S). Under the provisions of Council Regulation (EC) No 530/1999 of 9 March 1999, the level and structure of labour costs are to be surveyed every four years, starting with 2000.
The annual labour cost statistics does supply data in-between the four-yearly Labour Cost Surveys and after the last survey. The featured results include the average labour costs per hour worked and the structure of labour costs. This data was calculated based on the Labour Cost Surveys and using results of economic statistics, of the Labour Force Survey, which is part of the micro-census, National Accounts and of the Labour Cost Index.
The quarterly Labour Cost Index (LCI) is an indicator measuring the short-term trend in labour costs per hour worked; it is set out in Regulation (EC) No 450/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 February 2003. The LCI is an annual chain-linked Laspeyres index calculated for sections B to S of ÖNACE 2008 and for summaries of sections. Four index series are available for sections of ÖNACE 2008 and for summaries of sections, respectively:
The index series for sections B to N of ÖNACE 2008 start with the first quarter of 2000 and for sections O to S of ÖNACE 2008 with the first quarter of 2009. The base year is 2016 (annual average = 100).
The index series of sections B to S of ÖNACE 2008 are available a) unadjusted, b) adjusted for working day and c) adjusted for seasonal variation and working day, although not all sections require a working day adjustment.
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