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Labour Cost Index (Salary and Wage Rates): December 2008 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  02 February 2009
Highlights

From the December 2007 quarter to the December 2008 quarter:

  • Salary and wage rates (including overtime) increased 3.3 percent.
  • Overtime wage rates increased 3.6 percent.
  • Private sector salary and wage rates (including overtime) increased 3.2 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 0.7 3.3 0.7 3.3
Public sector 0.9 3.5 0.9 3.5
Private sector   0.7   3.2 0.7 3.2
 
 Graph, All Salary and Wage Rates.
Geoff Bascand  2 February 2009
Government Statistician  ISSN 1178-0525

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