Wage Rate Index, 2009
Quarterly wage rate
1. A general upward movement is noted in the quarterly wage rate index across the first 4 quarters of 2009. The index, with September 2006 as base, stood at 128.0 in the 1st quarter and rose to 128.8 in the 2nd quarter. In the 3rd quarter, it increased to 135.0 and in the 4th quarter to 136.0.
2. The highest increase (4.8%) is noted in the 3rd quarter when salary/wage compensation was paid.
Wage rate index, year 2009
3. The wage rate index was 132.0 for year 2009. The most important industry groups in terms of weight, that is, the ‘Public administration and defence; compulsory social security’ sector and the ‘Manufacturing, mining & quarrying’ sector registered increases in their wage rate indices by 15.8% and 6.1% respectively.
4. The main contributor to the increase of 13.0 points in the index in 2009 was ‘Public administration and defence; compulsory social security’ (+3.2 points), ‘Education’ (+2.3 points), ‘Manufacturing, mining and quarrying’ (+1.2 points), ‘Real estate, renting and business activities’ (+1.1 points) and ‘Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fishing’ (+1.0 point).
5. The wage rate index for the General Government sector which comprises ministries, government departments and agencies operating under them; municipalities; district councils and Rodrigues Regional Assembly increased by 15.1% in 2009 compared to 2008. This rise is higher than the increase of 10.9% registered for all sectors altogether.
13 April 2010
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Table 1 - Quarterly wage rate indices by industry group, 2009
Table 2 - Percentage change in quarterly wage rate index by industry group and contribution of industry groups to overall change in index, 2009
Table 3 - Wage rate index, percentage change and contribution of industry group, year 20091
Table 4 - Wage rate index, 2001 - 2009
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