Germany - Labour costs up 3.2% - September 30, 2019

The labour costs per hour worked rose a calendar adjusted 3.2% in the second quarter of 2019 compared with the same quarter a year earlier. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that labour costs were up 0.8% in seasonally and calendar adjusted terms on the previous quarter. Labour costs consist of gross earnings and non-wage costs. In calendar adjusted terms, the costs of gross earnings in the second quarter of 2019 rose by 3.2% year on year, while non-wage costs were up 3.3%.

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