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

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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 3 September 2020:
Figures for August 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 Q Health and social work activities Current figures 2019 September 116.7 119.6 3.3 3.9
Total Collective labour agreement sector Q Health and social work activities Current figures 2019 October 117.1 120.0 2.7 3.4
Total Collective labour agreement sector Q Health and social work activities Current figures 2019 November 117.1 120.0 2.7 3.4
Total Collective labour agreement sector Q Health and social work activities Current figures 2019 December 117.1 120.0 2.7 3.4
Total Collective labour agreement sector Q Health and social work activities Current figures 2020 January* 117.9 120.8 2.8 2.7
Total Collective labour agreement sector Q Health and social work activities Current figures 2020 February* 117.9 120.8 2.8 2.7
Total Collective labour agreement sector Q Health and social work activities Current figures 2020 March* 117.9 120.8 2.8 2.7
Total Collective labour agreement sector Q Health and social work activities Current figures 2020 April* 117.9 120.9 1.8 1.9
Total Collective labour agreement sector Q Health and social work activities Current figures 2020 May* 117.9 120.9 1.8 1.9
Total Collective labour agreement sector Q Health and social work activities Current figures 2020 June* 119.3 122.3 2.9 2.9
Total Collective labour agreement sector Q Health and social work activities Current figures 2020 July* 119.6 122.6 3.0 3.0
Total Collective labour agreement sector Q Health and social work activities Current figures 2020 August* 120.4 123.4 3.3 3.4
Total Collective labour agreement sector Q Health and social work activities First-published figures 2019 September 116.1 118.9 2.7 3.3
Total Collective labour agreement sector Q Health and social work activities First-published figures 2019 October 116.9 119.7 2.5 3.1
Total Collective labour agreement sector Q Health and social work activities First-published figures 2019 November 116.8 119.7 2.5 3.1
Total Collective labour agreement sector Q Health and social work activities First-published figures 2019 December 116.8 119.7 2.5 3.1
Total Collective labour agreement sector Q Health and social work activities First-published figures 2020 January* 117.7 120.6 2.6 2.6
Total Collective labour agreement sector Q Health and social work activities First-published figures 2020 February* 117.7 120.6 2.6 2.6
Total Collective labour agreement sector Q Health and social work activities First-published figures 2020 March* 117.9 120.8 2.8 2.7
Total Collective labour agreement sector Q Health and social work activities First-published figures 2020 April* 117.9 120.9 1.8 1.9
Total Collective labour agreement sector Q Health and social work activities First-published figures 2020 May* 117.9 120.9 1.8 1.9
Total Collective labour agreement sector Q Health and social work activities First-published figures 2020 June* 119.3 122.3 2.9 2.9
Total Collective labour agreement sector Q Health and social work activities First-published figures 2020 July* 119.6 122.6 3.0 3.0
Total Collective labour agreement sector Q Health and social work activities First-published figures 2020 August* 120.4 123.4 3.3 3.4
Total Collective labour agreement sector 87-88 Care and social work Current figures 2019 September 116.7 . 4.1 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 87-88 Care and social work Current figures 2019 October 116.7 . 2.3 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 87-88 Care and social work Current figures 2019 November 116.7 . 2.3 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 87-88 Care and social work Current figures 2019 December 116.7 . 2.3 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 87-88 Care and social work Current figures 2020 January* 117.4 . 1.8 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 87-88 Care and social work Current figures 2020 February* 117.4 . 1.8 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 87-88 Care and social work Current figures 2020 March* 117.4 . 1.8 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 87-88 Care and social work Current figures 2020 April* 117.4 . 1.4 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 87-88 Care and social work Current figures 2020 May* 117.4 . 1.3 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 87-88 Care and social work Current figures 2020 June* 120.2 . 3.7 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 87-88 Care and social work Current figures 2020 July* 120.7 . 3.8 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 87-88 Care and social work Current figures 2020 August* 120.7 . 3.8 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 87-88 Care and social work First-published figures 2019 September . . . .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 87-88 Care and social work First-published figures 2019 October 116.2 . 1.8 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 87-88 Care and social work First-published figures 2019 November 116.7 . 2.3 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 87-88 Care and social work First-published figures 2019 December 116.7 . 2.3 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 87-88 Care and social work First-published figures 2020 January* 116.9 . 1.4 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 87-88 Care and social work First-published figures 2020 February* 116.9 . 1.4 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 87-88 Care and social work First-published figures 2020 March* 117.4 . 1.8 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 87-88 Care and social work First-published figures 2020 April* 117.4 . 1.4 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 87-88 Care and social work First-published figures 2020 May* 117.4 . 1.3 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 87-88 Care and social work First-published figures 2020 June* 120.2 . 3.7 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 87-88 Care and social work First-published figures 2020 July* 120.7 . 3.8 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 87-88 Care and social work First-published figures 2020 August* 120.7 . 3.8 .
Sector private companies Q Health and social work activities Current figures 2019 September 118.5 . 2.5 .
Sector private companies Q Health and social work activities Current figures 2019 October 118.5 . 2.5 .
Sector private companies Q Health and social work activities Current figures 2019 November 118.5 . 2.5 .
Sector private companies Q Health and social work activities Current figures 2019 December 118.5 . 2.5 .
Sector private companies Q Health and social work activities Current figures 2020 January* 118.5 . 2.5 .
Sector private companies Q Health and social work activities Current figures 2020 February* 118.5 . 2.5 .
Sector private companies Q Health and social work activities Current figures 2020 March* 118.5 . 3.0 .
Sector private companies Q Health and social work activities Current figures 2020 April* 122.1 . 6.1 .
Sector private companies Q Health and social work activities Current figures 2020 May* 122.1 . 6.1 .
Sector private companies Q Health and social work activities Current figures 2020 June* 122.1 . 6.1 .
Sector private companies Q Health and social work activities Current figures 2020 July* 122.1 . 3.0 .
Sector private companies Q Health and social work activities Current figures 2020 August* 122.1 . 3.0 .
Sector private companies Q Health and social work activities First-published figures 2019 September 118.5 . 2.5 .
Sector private companies Q Health and social work activities First-published figures 2019 October 118.5 . 2.5 .
Sector private companies Q Health and social work activities First-published figures 2019 November 118.5 . 2.5 .
Sector private companies Q Health and social work activities First-published figures 2019 December 118.5 . 2.5 .
Sector private companies Q Health and social work activities First-published figures 2020 January* 118.5 . 2.5 .
Sector private companies Q Health and social work activities First-published figures 2020 February* 118.5 . 2.5 .
Sector private companies Q Health and social work activities First-published figures 2020 March* 118.5 . 3.0 .
Sector private companies Q Health and social work activities First-published figures 2020 April* 122.1 . 6.1 .
Sector private companies Q Health and social work activities First-published figures 2020 May* 122.1 . 6.1 .
Sector private companies Q Health and social work activities First-published figures 2020 June* 122.1 . 6.1 .
Sector private companies Q Health and social work activities First-published figures 2020 July* 122.1 . 3.0 .
Sector private companies Q Health and social work activities First-published figures 2020 August* 122.1 . 3.0 .
Sector private companies 87-88 Care and social work Current figures 2019 September . . . .
Sector private companies 87-88 Care and social work Current figures 2019 October . . . .
Sector private companies 87-88 Care and social work Current figures 2019 November . . . .
Sector private companies 87-88 Care and social work Current figures 2019 December . . . .
Sector private companies 87-88 Care and social work Current figures 2020 January* . . . .
Sector private companies 87-88 Care and social work Current figures 2020 February* . . . .
Sector private companies 87-88 Care and social work Current figures 2020 March* . . . .
Sector private companies 87-88 Care and social work Current figures 2020 April* . . . .
Sector private companies 87-88 Care and social work Current figures 2020 May* . . . .
Sector private companies 87-88 Care and social work Current figures 2020 June* . . . .
Sector private companies 87-88 Care and social work Current figures 2020 July* . . . .
Sector private companies 87-88 Care and social work Current figures 2020 August* . . . .
Sector private companies 87-88 Care and social work First-published figures 2019 September . . . .
Sector private companies 87-88 Care and social work First-published figures 2019 October . . . .
Sector private companies 87-88 Care and social work First-published figures 2019 November . . . .
Sector private companies 87-88 Care and social work First-published figures 2019 December . . . .
Sector private companies 87-88 Care and social work First-published figures 2020 January* . . . .
Sector private companies 87-88 Care and social work First-published figures 2020 February* . . . .
Sector private companies 87-88 Care and social work First-published figures 2020 March* . . . .
Sector private companies 87-88 Care and social work First-published figures 2020 April* . . . .
Sector private companies 87-88 Care and social work First-published figures 2020 May* . . . .
Sector private companies 87-88 Care and social work First-published figures 2020 June* . . . .
Sector private companies 87-88 Care and social work First-published figures 2020 July* . . . .
Sector private companies 87-88 Care and social work First-published figures 2020 August* . . . .
Sector subsidised corporations Q Health and social work activities Current figures 2019 September 116.8 . 3.3 .
Sector subsidised corporations Q Health and social work activities Current figures 2019 October 117.3 . 2.7 .
Sector subsidised corporations Q Health and social work activities Current figures 2019 November 117.3 . 2.7 .
Sector subsidised corporations Q Health and social work activities Current figures 2019 December 117.3 . 2.7 .
Source: CBS.
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