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Release: Index of Labour Costs per Hour (experimental), Q1 2013

Released: 17 June 2013


Eric Crane

Short-Term Earnings

Telephone: +44 (0)1633 455092

Categories: Labour Market, People in Work, Earnings

Frequency of release: Quarterly

Language: English

Geographical coverage: UK

Geographical breakdown: UK

Survey name(s): Monthly Wages and Salaries Survey, Labour Force Survey, Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE)

  • The whole economy Index of Labour Costs per Hour (ILCH) increased by 2.0% in the first quarter of 2013 compared with the same quarter of 2012. This means the cost of labour rose year on year in Q1 2013, before inflation is taken into account.

  • Wage costs per hour worked increased by 1.6%, while non-wage costs per hour worked increased by 4.3% in Q1 2013.

  • The growth in labour costs per hour in the public sector was 2.1% in the first quarter of 2013, compared with 1.7% in the private sector.

The Index of Labour Costs per Hour (ILCH) measures changes in the average labour costs per hour worked. Labour costs include wages and salaries as well as employer social contributions, maternity, paternity and sick pay and benefits in kind.

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