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Labour Cost Index (Salary and Wage Rates): September 2013 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  06 November 2013
Key facts

In the September 2013 quarter, salary and wage rates (including overtime) rose 0.5 percent.

In the year to the September 2013 quarter:

  • Salary and wage rates (including overtime) increased 1.7 percent.
  • Overtime wage rates increased 2.2 percent.
  • Private sector salary and ordinary time wage rates increased 1.6 percent. 
Sector Salary and ordinary time
wage rates
Percentage change
All salary and wage rates
(including overtime)
Percentage change
From previous
quarter
From previous
year
From previous
quarter
From previous
year
All sectors 0.4 1.6 0.5 1.7
Public sector 0.4 1.5 0.5 1.6
Private sector         0.4 1.6 0.4 1.7

 Graph, All salary and wage rates, percentage change from same quarter of previous year, September 2008 quarter to September 2013 quarter.

Liz MacPherson 
Government Statistician

6 November 2013
ISSN 1178-0525

 

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