Labour cost index, Slovenia, 1st quarter 2017

In the first quarter of 2017 2.7% annual increase in the labour costs per hour worked

In the first quarter of 2017 the labour costs per hour worked in Slovenia increased by 2.7% over the same period a year before.

  • 6/7/2017
  • |
  • provisional data

A 2.7% annual increase in the labour costs per hour worked
According to provisional data, in the first quarter of 2017 the labour costs per hour worked in Slovenia increased on average by 2.7% over the first quarter of 2016; wages per hour worked in the same comparison increased by 2.6%.

The highest annual increase in the labour costs per hour worked
in other service activities
Compared to the same period of 2016, in the first quarter of 2017 labour costs per hour worked decreased the most in activity electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply (by 8.8%) and in real estate activities (by 8.1%), and increased the most in other service activities (by 11.1%) and in activity arts, entertainment and recreation (by 10.8%).

In the fourth quarter of 2016 labour costs per hour worked in the EU-28 1.7% higher than a year before

According to Eurostat data as of 5 June 2017, compared to the fourth quarter of 2015 in the fourth quarter of 2016 the labour costs per hour worked (agriculture, forestry and fishing is excluded) increased in almost all EU Member States, except in Croatia and Austria, where they decreased by 5.1% and 0.2%, respectively. Labour costs per hour worked increased the most in Romania (by 12.8%) and in Lithuania (by 10.2%). In the same comparison the labour costs per hour worked in the EU-28 increased by 1.7% and in Slovenia by 5.6%.

Chart 1: Labour cost index, Slovenia
Chart 1: Labour cost index, Slovenia
Source: SURS
Table 1: Labour cost index, Slovenia
201520162017
index
(the same period of the previous year = 100)
I-III102.6100.7102.7
IV-VI102.0101.5
VII-IX98.3103.7
X-XII100.8106.2
… not available
Source: SURS
METHODOLOGICAL NOTE
Data are seasonally adjusted.
Final data are expected to be published after the planned revision of the survey as well as hours worked calculation, probably by the end of 2018.
Detailed data and time series are available on the SI-STAT data portal.
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