This table contains index figures of the quantification of the development of the contractual wage, labour costs and working hours of employees in the Netherlands. The table contains index figures on a number of elements contained in the collective labour agreements (in Dutch: cao), namely wages per month and per hour including and excluding special payments, contractual wage costs (per month and per hour) and contractual working hours. In addition, it presents developments calculated on the basis of these indices and the percentage of collective labour agreements completed.
Data available from: 1972, for the annual figures (up to and including 2009 to a limited extent) and from 2010, for the monthly figures and quarterly figures.
Status of the figures:
All the figures from 1972 to 2019 are definitive.
The figures for 2020 are provisional.
Changes as of 6 August 2020:
Figures for July 2020 have been added.
When will new figures be published?
The monthly figures are published within one week after the end of the calendar month concerned. This is called the initial figure. The index is subsequently reviewed every month based on the additional completed collective labour agreements in that month.
Current figures marked with * are provisional. Up to the second quarter they can be reviewed monthly based on new completed collective labour agreements. In the second quarter the figures of the previous calendar year become definitive (current figures without *).
|Periods||Index figuresHourly cao wages incl. special payments (2010=100)||Index figuresHourly contractual wage costs (2010=100)||Year-on-year changeHourly cao wages incl. special payments (%)||Year-on-year changeHourly contractual wage costs (%)|
|2019 1st quarter||113.5||116.9||2.3||2.8|
|2019 2nd quarter||114.1||117.5||2.6||3.2|
|2019 3rd quarter||115.1||118.5||2.7||3.1|
|2019 4th quarter||115.5||118.9||2.8||3.2|
|2020 1st quarter*||116.9||120.4||3.0||3.0|
|2020 2nd quarter*||117.3||120.9||2.8||2.9|