Germany - Wage development and labour costs in 2015 - February 29, 2016

In a series of publication the wage trend is assessed. Wages in 2015 posted their strongest gains in over two decades, a trend that is already bolstering private consumption. Wages were up 2.5% from the previous year, in inflation-adjusted terms, the highest gain since records began in 2008 and a different set of the statistical office Destatis data showed it was also the highest increase since 1992, when wages in East Germany rose sharply following the country's unification. One publication by Destatis provides an overview of the development of collective agreed wages in the second half of 2015. Also included is a selection of the ‘opening clauses’.    

English: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/germanys-workers-enjoy-record-wage-gains …  

German: https://www.destatis.de/DE/Publikationen/Thematisch/VerdiensteArbeitskosten … 

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