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

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

Cao sectors Sector/branches (SIC 2008) Version Periods Index figures Contractual working hours (2010=100) Year-on-year change Contractual working hours (%)
Total Collective labour agreement sector A Agriculture, forestry and fishing Current figures 2022 year* 99.9 0.0
Total Collective labour agreement sector A Agriculture, forestry and fishing First-published figures 2022 year* 99.9 0.0
Total Collective labour agreement sector J Information and communication Current figures 2022 year* 99.6 0.0
Total Collective labour agreement sector J Information and communication First-published figures 2022 year* 99.6 0.0
Sector private companies A Agriculture, forestry and fishing Current figures 2022 year* 99.9 0.0
Sector private companies A Agriculture, forestry and fishing First-published figures 2022 year* 99.9 0.0
Sector private companies J Information and communication Current figures 2022 year* 99.5 0.0
Sector private companies J Information and communication First-published figures 2022 year* 99.5 0.0
Sector subsidised corporations A Agriculture, forestry and fishing Current figures 2022 year* . .
Sector subsidised corporations A Agriculture, forestry and fishing First-published figures 2022 year* . .
Sector subsidised corporations J Information and communication Current figures 2022 year* 100.1 0.0
Sector subsidised corporations J Information and communication First-published figures 2022 year* 100.1 0.0
Sector government A Agriculture, forestry and fishing Current figures 2022 year* . .
Sector government A Agriculture, forestry and fishing First-published figures 2022 year* . .
Sector government J Information and communication Current figures 2022 year* . .
Sector government J Information and communication First-published figures 2022 year* . .
Source: CBS.
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Table description


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 2021 are definitive. The figures for 2022 are provisional.

Changes as of 5 January 2023:
Figures for December 2022, the fourth quarter of 2022 and total 2022 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 *).

Description topics

Index figures
Index
An index is the ratio between two values, based on a base year which equals to 100.
The use of indices makes it simpler and easier to monitor and compare the development of certain quantities (wages, prices) over time.
Contractual working hours
The contractual working hours are the agreed annual working hours of full-time employees.
Year-on-year change
Year-on-year change
These percentage changes are always related to the current figures and are compared to same period in the previous year. This is also the case for the year-on-year change of the initial figures.
Contractual working hours
The contractual working hours are the agreed annual working hours of full-time employees.