Cao wages, contractual wage costs and working hours; index (2010=100)


This 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.

The table data can be broken down into:
- Cao sector;
- Economic activity (SIC 2008);
- Version of the results;
- Months, years and quarters.

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 2018 are final.
The figures from 2019 and 2020 are provisional.

Changes as of 7 May 2020:
Figures for April 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 * 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 definite (current figure not marked *).

Cao wages, contractual wage costs and working hours; index (2010=100)

Cao sectors Sector/branches (SIC 2008) Version 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 (%)
Total Collective labour agreement sector A-U All economic activities Current figures 2015 year 106.1 107.5 1.4 0.6
Total Collective labour agreement sector A-U All economic activities Current figures 2016 year 108.0 109.6 1.8 2.0
Total Collective labour agreement sector A-U All economic activities Current figures 2017 year 109.5 111.7 1.4 1.9
Total Collective labour agreement sector A-U All economic activities Current figures 2018 January 111.0 113.7 1.8 2.3
Total Collective labour agreement sector A-U All economic activities Current figures 2018 February 111.0 113.7 1.8 2.3
Total Collective labour agreement sector A-U All economic activities Current figures 2018 March 111.1 113.8 1.8 2.3
Total Collective labour agreement sector A-U All economic activities Current figures 2018 1st quarter 111.0 113.7 1.8 2.3
Total Collective labour agreement sector A-U All economic activities Current figures 2018 April 111.1 113.8 1.7 2.2
Total Collective labour agreement sector A-U All economic activities Current figures 2018 May 111.2 113.9 1.8 2.3
Total Collective labour agreement sector A-U All economic activities Current figures 2018 June 111.3 114.0 1.9 2.4
Total Collective labour agreement sector A-U All economic activities Current figures 2018 2nd quarter 111.2 113.9 1.8 2.3
Total Collective labour agreement sector A-U All economic activities Current figures 2018 July 112.0 114.8 2.1 2.6
Total Collective labour agreement sector A-U All economic activities Current figures 2018 August 112.1 114.9 2.0 2.5
Total Collective labour agreement sector A-U All economic activities Current figures 2018 September 112.2 115.0 2.1 2.6
Total Collective labour agreement sector A-U All economic activities Current figures 2018 3rd quarter 112.1 114.9 2.1 2.6
Total Collective labour agreement sector A-U All economic activities Current figures 2018 October 112.4 115.2 2.2 2.8
Total Collective labour agreement sector A-U All economic activities Current figures 2018 November 112.4 115.2 2.2 2.7
Total Collective labour agreement sector A-U All economic activities Current figures 2018 December 112.4 115.2 2.2 2.7
Total Collective labour agreement sector A-U All economic activities Current figures 2018 4th quarter 112.4 115.2 2.2 2.7
Total Collective labour agreement sector A-U All economic activities Current figures 2018 year 111.7 114.4 2.0 2.4
Total Collective labour agreement sector A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 January* 113.3 116.7 2.1 2.6
Total Collective labour agreement sector A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 February* 113.5 116.9 2.3 2.8
Total Collective labour agreement sector A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 March* 113.7 117.0 2.3 2.8
Total Collective labour agreement sector A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 1st quarter* 113.5 116.9 2.3 2.8
Total Collective labour agreement sector A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 April* 114.0 117.4 2.6 3.2
Total Collective labour agreement sector A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 May* 114.1 117.5 2.6 3.2
Total Collective labour agreement sector A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 June* 114.3 117.7 2.7 3.2
Total Collective labour agreement sector A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 2nd quarter* 114.1 117.5 2.6 3.2
Total Collective labour agreement sector A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 July* 115.0 118.5 2.7 3.2
Total Collective labour agreement sector A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 August* 115.2 118.6 2.8 3.2
Total Collective labour agreement sector A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 September* 115.2 118.7 2.7 3.2
Total Collective labour agreement sector A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 3rd quarter* 115.1 118.6 2.7 3.2
Total Collective labour agreement sector A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 October* 115.4 118.9 2.7 3.2
Total Collective labour agreement sector A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 November* 115.5 119.0 2.8 3.3
Total Collective labour agreement sector A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 December* 115.7 119.2 2.9 3.5
Total Collective labour agreement sector A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 4th quarter* 115.5 119.0 2.8 3.3
Total Collective labour agreement sector A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 year* 114.6 118.0 2.6 3.1
Total Collective labour agreement sector A-U All economic activities Current figures 2020 January* 116.9 120.4 3.2 3.2
Total Collective labour agreement sector A-U All economic activities Current figures 2020 February* 117.0 120.5 3.1 3.1
Total Collective labour agreement sector A-U All economic activities Current figures 2020 March* 117.1 120.6 3.0 3.1
Total Collective labour agreement sector A-U All economic activities Current figures 2020 1st quarter* 117.0 120.5 3.1 3.1
Total Collective labour agreement sector A-U All economic activities Current figures 2020 April* 117.2 120.7 2.8 2.8
Sector private companies A-U All economic activities Current figures 2015 year 106.4 108.1 1.2 0.6
Sector private companies A-U All economic activities Current figures 2016 year 108.1 110.0 1.6 1.8
Sector private companies A-U All economic activities Current figures 2017 year 109.8 112.0 1.6 1.8
Sector private companies A-U All economic activities Current figures 2018 January 111.2 113.9 1.8 2.2
Sector private companies A-U All economic activities Current figures 2018 February 111.3 114.0 1.9 2.3
Sector private companies A-U All economic activities Current figures 2018 March 111.4 114.1 1.9 2.3
Sector private companies A-U All economic activities Current figures 2018 1st quarter 111.3 114.0 1.9 2.3
Sector private companies A-U All economic activities Current figures 2018 April 111.5 114.2 1.9 2.3
Sector private companies A-U All economic activities Current figures 2018 May 111.6 114.3 1.9 2.3
Sector private companies A-U All economic activities Current figures 2018 June 111.6 114.4 1.9 2.4
Sector private companies A-U All economic activities Current figures 2018 2nd quarter 111.6 114.3 1.9 2.3
Sector private companies A-U All economic activities Current figures 2018 July 112.3 115.0 2.1 2.5
Sector private companies A-U All economic activities Current figures 2018 August 112.4 115.2 2.0 2.5
Sector private companies A-U All economic activities Current figures 2018 September 112.4 115.2 2.0 2.5
Sector private companies A-U All economic activities Current figures 2018 3rd quarter 112.3 115.1 2.0 2.5
Sector private companies A-U All economic activities Current figures 2018 October 112.5 115.3 2.0 2.5
Sector private companies A-U All economic activities Current figures 2018 November 112.5 115.3 2.0 2.5
Sector private companies A-U All economic activities Current figures 2018 December 112.6 115.4 2.1 2.5
Sector private companies A-U All economic activities Current figures 2018 4th quarter 112.5 115.3 2.0 2.5
Sector private companies A-U All economic activities Current figures 2018 year 111.9 114.7 1.9 2.4
Sector private companies A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 January* 113.4 116.7 2.0 2.5
Sector private companies A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 February* 113.6 116.9 2.1 2.5
Sector private companies A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 March* 113.7 116.9 2.1 2.5
Sector private companies A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 1st quarter* 113.6 116.8 2.1 2.5
Sector private companies A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 April* 113.9 117.2 2.2 2.6
Sector private companies A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 May* 114.0 117.2 2.2 2.5
Sector private companies A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 June* 114.2 117.5 2.3 2.7
Sector private companies A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 2nd quarter* 114.1 117.3 2.2 2.6
Sector private companies A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 July* 115.1 118.4 2.5 3.0
Sector private companies A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 August* 115.2 118.5 2.5 2.9
Sector private companies A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 September* 115.3 118.6 2.6 3.0
Sector private companies A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 3rd quarter* 115.2 118.5 2.6 3.0
Sector private companies A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 October* 115.4 118.7 2.6 2.9
Sector private companies A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 November* 115.5 118.8 2.7 3.0
Sector private companies A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 December* 115.9 119.2 2.9 3.3
Sector private companies A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 4th quarter* 115.6 118.9 2.8 3.1
Sector private companies A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 year* 114.6 117.9 2.4 2.8
Sector private companies A-U All economic activities Current figures 2020 January* 117.0 120.3 3.2 3.1
Sector private companies A-U All economic activities Current figures 2020 February* 117.2 120.6 3.2 3.2
Sector private companies A-U All economic activities Current figures 2020 March* 117.3 120.6 3.2 3.2
Sector private companies A-U All economic activities Current figures 2020 1st quarter* 117.2 120.5 3.2 3.2
Sector private companies A-U All economic activities Current figures 2020 April* 117.5 120.9 3.2 3.2
Sector subsidised corporations A-U All economic activities Current figures 2015 year 106.7 107.9 1.1 0.7
Sector subsidised corporations A-U All economic activities Current figures 2016 year 108.2 109.6 1.4 1.6
Sector subsidised corporations A-U All economic activities Current figures 2017 year 109.8 111.4 1.5 1.6
Sector subsidised corporations A-U All economic activities Current figures 2018 January 110.9 112.8 1.6 1.9
Sector subsidised corporations A-U All economic activities Current figures 2018 February 110.9 112.8 1.6 1.9
Sector subsidised corporations A-U All economic activities Current figures 2018 March 110.9 112.8 1.6 1.9
Sector subsidised corporations A-U All economic activities Current figures 2018 1st quarter 110.9 112.8 1.6 1.9
Sector subsidised corporations A-U All economic activities Current figures 2018 April 110.7 112.6 1.5 1.7
Sector subsidised corporations A-U All economic activities Current figures 2018 May 110.7 112.6 1.4 1.7
Sector subsidised corporations A-U All economic activities Current figures 2018 June 110.9 112.8 1.6 1.8
Sector subsidised corporations A-U All economic activities Current figures 2018 2nd quarter 110.8 112.7 1.5 1.8
Sector subsidised corporations A-U All economic activities Current figures 2018 July 111.9 113.9 1.5 1.8
Sector subsidised corporations A-U All economic activities Current figures 2018 August 111.9 113.9 1.5 1.8
Sector subsidised corporations A-U All economic activities Current figures 2018 September 111.9 113.9 1.5 1.8
Sector subsidised corporations A-U All economic activities Current figures 2018 3rd quarter 111.9 113.9 1.5 1.8
Sector subsidised corporations A-U All economic activities Current figures 2018 October 112.8 114.7 2.1 2.3
Sector subsidised corporations A-U All economic activities Current figures 2018 November 112.9 114.8 2.1 2.3
Sector subsidised corporations A-U All economic activities Current figures 2018 December 112.9 114.8 2.0 2.2
Sector subsidised corporations A-U All economic activities Current figures 2018 4th quarter 112.8 114.8 2.0 2.3
Sector subsidised corporations A-U All economic activities Current figures 2018 year 111.6 113.5 1.6 1.9
Sector subsidised corporations A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 January* 113.7 116.4 2.5 3.2
Sector subsidised corporations A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 February* 113.7 116.4 2.5 3.2
Sector subsidised corporations A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 March* 113.7 116.4 2.5 3.2
Sector subsidised corporations A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 1st quarter* 113.7 116.4 2.5 3.2
Sector subsidised corporations A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 April* 114.7 117.4 3.6 4.3
Sector subsidised corporations A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 May* 114.7 117.4 3.6 4.3
Sector subsidised corporations A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 June* 114.7 117.4 3.4 4.1
Sector subsidised corporations A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 2nd quarter* 114.7 117.4 3.5 4.2
Sector subsidised corporations A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 July* 115.1 117.9 2.9 3.5
Sector subsidised corporations A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 August* 115.2 117.9 2.9 3.5
Sector subsidised corporations A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 September* 115.3 118.0 3.0 3.6
Sector subsidised corporations A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 3rd quarter* 115.2 117.9 2.9 3.5
Sector subsidised corporations A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 October* 115.7 118.4 2.6 3.2
Sector subsidised corporations A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 November* 115.7 118.4 2.5 3.1
Sector subsidised corporations A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 December* 115.7 118.4 2.5 3.1
Sector subsidised corporations A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 4th quarter* 115.7 118.4 2.6 3.1
Sector subsidised corporations A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 year* 114.8 117.5 2.9 3.5
Sector subsidised corporations A-U All economic activities Current figures 2020 January* 116.7 119.5 2.6 2.7
Sector subsidised corporations A-U All economic activities Current figures 2020 February* 116.7 119.5 2.6 2.7
Sector subsidised corporations A-U All economic activities Current figures 2020 March* 116.8 119.5 2.7 2.7
Sector subsidised corporations A-U All economic activities Current figures 2020 1st quarter* 116.7 119.5 2.6 2.7
Sector subsidised corporations A-U All economic activities Current figures 2020 April* 116.8 119.5 1.8 1.8
Sector government A-U All economic activities Current figures 2015 year 104.2 105.1 2.4 0.5
Sector government A-U All economic activities Current figures 2016 year 107.7 108.3 3.4 3.0
Sector government A-U All economic activities Current figures 2017 year 108.4 110.8 0.6 2.3
Sector government A-U All economic activities Current figures 2018 January 110.2 113.6 1.8 2.6
Sector government A-U All economic activities Current figures 2018 February 110.3 113.7 1.8 2.7
Sector government A-U All economic activities Current figures 2018 March 110.3 113.7 1.8 2.7
Sector government A-U All economic activities Current figures 2018 1st quarter 110.3 113.6 1.8 2.6
Sector government A-U All economic activities Current figures 2018 April 110.3 113.6 1.8 2.6
Sector government A-U All economic activities Current figures 2018 May 110.3 113.7 1.8 2.7
Sector government A-U All economic activities Current figures 2018 June 110.7 114.0 2.2 3.0
Sector government A-U All economic activities Current figures 2018 2nd quarter 110.4 113.8 1.9 2.8
Sector government A-U All economic activities Current figures 2018 July 111.4 114.8 2.9 3.7
Sector government A-U All economic activities Current figures 2018 August 111.6 115.0 2.7 3.6
Sector government A-U All economic activities Current figures 2018 September 111.7 115.1 2.8 3.7
Sector government A-U All economic activities Current figures 2018 3rd quarter 111.6 114.9 2.8 3.6
Sector government A-U All economic activities Current figures 2018 October 111.8 115.1 3.1 3.9
Sector government A-U All economic activities Current figures 2018 November 111.8 115.1 3.1 3.9
Sector government A-U All economic activities Current figures 2018 December 111.8 115.1 3.0 3.8
Sector government A-U All economic activities Current figures 2018 4th quarter 111.8 115.1 3.1 3.9
Sector government A-U All economic activities Current figures 2018 year 111.0 114.4 2.4 3.2
Sector government A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 January* 112.6 117.2 2.2 3.2
Sector government A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 February* 112.8 117.3 2.3 3.2
Sector government A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 March* 113.4 118.0 2.8 3.8
Sector government A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 1st quarter* 112.9 117.5 2.4 3.4
Sector government A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 April* 113.8 118.4 3.2 4.2
Sector government A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 May* 113.8 118.4 3.2 4.1
Sector government A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 June* 114.2 118.7 3.2 4.1
Sector government A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 2nd quarter* 113.9 118.5 3.2 4.1
Sector government A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 July* 114.7 119.3 3.0 3.9
Sector government A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 August* 115.0 119.6 3.0 4.0
Sector government A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 September* 115.0 119.6 3.0 3.9
Sector government A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 3rd quarter* 114.9 119.5 3.0 4.0
Sector government A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 October* 115.3 120.0 3.1 4.3
Sector government A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 November* 115.3 120.0 3.1 4.3
Sector government A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 December* 115.3 120.0 3.1 4.3
Sector government A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 4th quarter* 115.3 120.0 3.1 4.3
Sector government A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 year* 114.3 118.9 3.0 3.9
Sector government A-U All economic activities Current figures 2020 January* 116.5 121.3 3.5 3.5
Sector government A-U All economic activities Current figures 2020 February* 116.5 121.3 3.3 3.4
Sector government A-U All economic activities Current figures 2020 March* 116.5 121.3 2.7 2.8
Sector government A-U All economic activities Current figures 2020 1st quarter* 116.5 121.3 3.2 3.2
Sector government A-U All economic activities Current figures 2020 April* 116.5 121.3 2.4 2.4
Source: CBS.
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