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Labour Cost Index (Salary and Wage Rates): March 2009 quarter
Embargoed until 03:00pm  –  06 May 2009
Highlights

From the March 2008 quarter to the March 2009 quarter:

  • Salary and wage rates (including overtime) increased 3.3 percent.
  • Overtime wage rates increased 3.8 percent.
  • Private sector salary and wage rates (including overtime) increased 3.1 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 0.6 3.4 0.6 3.3
Public sector 0.6 4.3 0.6 4.3
Private sector 0.6 3.0 0.6 3.1
 
Graph, All Salary and Wage Rates.
 
Geoff Bascand 6 May 2009
Government Statistician  ISSN 1178-0525
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