Portugal - Labour costs data 4th quarter 2016 - February 28, 2017

The Labour Cost Index (working days adjusted) increased by 1.2% in the 4th quarter of 2016, compared with the same period in 2015. In the previous quarter, it recorded a year-on-year increase of 2.8%. The two main labour cost components are wage costs and other costs (per hour actually worked). Both wage costs and other costs increased by 1.2% from the same period a year earlier. However, there were several sectors that saw a decrease of wages. In terms of the annual average, the Index increased by 1.6% in 2016, due to the rise of 1.8% in wage costs and of 0.9% in other labour costs. In 2015, the Index had recorded also an increase of 1.6% (corresponding to rates of change of 1.3% and 2.6% in the wage costs and other costs, respectively).

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