Labour cost index
The Labour Cost Index decreased by 0.4% from the same quarter in 2012
- 4th Quarter 2013
14 February 2014
The Labour Cost Index adjusted for working days decreased by 0.4% in the 4th quarter of 2013, compared with the same period in 2012. In the previous quarter, it had been recorded an increase of 0.3%.
The two main labour cost items (wage costs and other costs, per hour actually worked) described a different behaviour. Wage costs decreased by 0.5% from the same period a year earlier and other costs decreased by 3.3%.