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


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 *).

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 2017 year 109.5 111.7 1.4 1.9
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 1st quarter 113.5 116.9 2.3 2.8
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 115.0 118.4 2.7 3.1
Total Collective labour agreement sector A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 August 115.1 118.5 2.7 3.1
Total Collective labour agreement sector A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 September 115.2 118.6 2.7 3.1
Total Collective labour agreement sector A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 3rd quarter 115.1 118.5 2.7 3.1
Total Collective labour agreement sector A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 October 115.3 118.8 2.6 3.1
Total Collective labour agreement sector A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 November 115.4 118.9 2.7 3.2
Total Collective labour agreement sector A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 December 115.6 119.1 2.8 3.4
Total Collective labour agreement sector A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 4th quarter 115.5 118.9 2.8 3.2
Total Collective labour agreement sector A-U All economic activities Current figures 2019 year 114.5 117.9 2.5 3.1
Total Collective labour agreement sector A-U All economic activities Current figures 2020 January* 116.8 120.3 3.1 3.1
Total Collective labour agreement sector A-U All economic activities Current figures 2020 February* 116.9 120.4 3.0 3.0
Total Collective labour agreement sector A-U All economic activities Current figures 2020 March* 117.0 120.6 3.0 3.1
Total Collective labour agreement sector A-U All economic activities Current figures 2020 1st quarter* 116.9 120.4 3.0 3.0
Total Collective labour agreement sector A-U All economic activities Current figures 2020 April* 117.1 120.8 2.7 2.9
Total Collective labour agreement sector A-U All economic activities Current figures 2020 May* 117.2 120.8 2.8 2.9
Total Collective labour agreement sector A-U All economic activities Current figures 2020 June* 117.5 121.1 2.8 3.0
Total Collective labour agreement sector A-U All economic activities Current figures 2020 2nd quarter* 117.3 120.9 2.8 2.9
Total Collective labour agreement sector A-U All economic activities Current figures 2020 July* 118.5 122.2 3.0 3.2
Source: CBS.
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