EU Sources - ECB publishes updated wage data - August 31, 2018

The ECB signals in its economic bulletin that wages in the Euro-area are on the rise. Collective wages rose 2.2% in the 2nd quarter of 2018, the highest increase since 2012. The bulletin provides economic charts with data that point to a continued upward shift from a trough in the 2nd quarter of 2016. Growth in compensation per employee increased from 1.8% in the 4th quarter of 2017 to 2.0% in the 1st quarter of 2018, confirming the recent upward trend. Growth in negotiated wages increased from 1.5% in the 4th quarter of 2017 to 1.8% in the 1st quarter of 2018. Recent wage agreements and the broadening of wage growth across sectors support the expectation of a further pick-up in wage growth. The developed wage growth follows the direction of improving labour market conditions.

Read on: in English … The ECB-Bulletin: in English …

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