Labour cost index, Slovenia, 1st quarter 2019

In the first quarter of 2019 8.1% annual increase in the labour costs per hour worked

In the first quarter of 2019 the labour costs per hour worked in Slovenia increased by 8.1% over the same period a year before.

  • 6/7/2019
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  • provisional data

A 8.1% annual increase in the labour costs per hour worked
According to provisional data, in the first quarter of 2019 the labour costs per hour worked in Slovenia increased on average by 8.1% over the first quarter of 2018; wages per hour worked in the same comparison increased by 8.9%.

The highest annual increase in the labour costs per hour worked
in professional, scientific and technical activities
Compared to the same period of 2018, in the first quarter of 2019 labour costs per hour worked decreased in activity mining and quarrying (by 2.3%), and increased the most in professional, scientific and technical activities (by 12.1%) and in activity communication and information (by 11.9%).

In the fourth quarter of 2018 labour costs per hour worked in the EU-28 2.8% higher than a year before
According to Eurostat data as of 5 June 2019, compared to the fourth quarter of 2017 in the fourth quarter of 2018 the labour costs per hour worked (agriculture, forestry and fishing is excluded) increased in all EU Member States, except in Malta, where they decreased by 0.7%. Labour costs per hour worked increased the most in Romania (by 13.2%) and in Latvia (by 11.9%). In the same comparison the labour costs per hour worked in the EU-28 increased by 2.8% and in Slovenia by 1.2%.

Labour cost index, Slovenia
Labour cost index, Slovenia
Source: SURS
Labour cost index, Slovenia
201720182019
index
(the same period of the previous year = 100)
I-III102.7104.8108.1
IV-VI105.3103.5
VII-IX106.9101.8
X-XII105.3101.1
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Source: SURS
METHODOLOGICAL NOTE
From the 1st quarter of 2019 on the base year for calculating labour costs indices is 2016. Due to rounding, the data can differ slightly from the already published data for the previous quarters.
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 2020.
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