Compensation of employees, employment; quarterly, National Accounts

Compensation of employees, employment; quarterly, National Accounts

Sector/branches (SIC 2008) Periods Compensation of employees Amount Wages and salaries (million euros) Compensation of employees Amount Wages; seasonal adjusted (million euros) Compensation of employees Amount Wage costs (million euros) Compensation of employees Year-on-year change Wages and salaries (%) Compensation of employees Year-on-year change Wage costs (%) Compensation per labour volume Amount Compensation of employees per fte Wages per fte (1,000 euro) Compensation per labour volume Amount Compensation of employees per fte Wage costs per fte (1,000 euro) Compensation per labour volume Amount Compensation employees per hour worked Wages per hour worked (euro) Compensation per labour volume Amount Compensation employees per hour worked Wage costs per hour worked (euro) Compensation per labour volume Year-on-year change Compensation of employees per fte Wages per fte (%) Compensation per labour volume Year-on-year change Compensation of employees per fte Wage costs per fte (%) Compensation per labour volume Year-on-year change Compensation employees per hour worked Wages per hour worked (%) Compensation per labour volume Year-on-year change Compensation employees per hour worked Wage costs per hour worked (%)
A-U All economic activities 2020 2nd quarter* 86,453 76,567 99,630 1.2 -6.7 13.6 15.7 35.5 41.0 2.6 -5.4 11.3 2.6
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2020 2nd quarter* 845 749 961 4.0 -4.0 9.6 10.9 22.1 25.1 0.9 -6.9 3.8 -4.2
B-E Industry (no construction), energy 2020 2nd quarter* 11,420 9,782 12,810 0.0 -9.1 15.1 16.9 39.1 43.9 0.8 -8.4 11.7 1.5
C Manufacturing 2020 2nd quarter* 10,244 8,738 11,347 -0.4 -10.5 14.9 16.4 38.9 43.0 0.6 -9.7 12.0 0.5
F Construction 2020 2nd quarter* 4,255 3,775 5,090 2.6 -2.3 13.9 16.6 33.8 40.5 1.6 -3.2 9.5 4.3
G-I Trade, transport, hotels, catering 2020 2nd quarter* 17,527 15,193 17,931 -1.1 -18.0 11.8 12.0 32.0 32.7 1.4 -16.0 17.6 -2.6
J Information and communication 2020 2nd quarter* 4,730 4,165 5,279 3.3 -3.0 18.2 20.4 44.2 49.3 1.0 -5.3 4.5 -2.0
K Financial institutions 2020 2nd quarter* 3,834 3,550 4,751 4.5 3.3 20.5 25.4 50.5 62.6 2.3 1.1 5.6 4.4
L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2020 2nd quarter* 920 791 1,106 5.4 1.1 16.3 19.6 41.5 49.8 3.4 -0.8 7.1 2.7
M-N Business services 2020 2nd quarter* 15,754 14,026 17,401 -2.7 -11.8 13.2 14.6 32.2 35.5 4.5 -5.2 9.3 -0.9
78 Employment activities 2020 2nd quarter* 4,206 3,823 4,423 -13.9 -26.5 8.8 9.2 20.8 21.9 3.4 -11.8 6.5 -9.1
O-Q Government and care 2020 2nd quarter* 24,808 22,436 31,947 4.7 3.5 13.5 17.4 37.2 47.9 2.7 1.6 7.5 6.3
O Public administration and services 2020 2nd quarter* 6,882 6,466 9,353 4.3 4.6 14.5 19.7 37.7 51.2 1.5 1.8 4.5 4.8
P Education 2020 2nd quarter* 5,961 5,280 7,651 5.8 3.7 14.9 19.2 41.4 53.2 5.0 2.8 10.7 8.4
Q Health and social work activities 2020 2nd quarter* 11,965 10,690 14,943 4.4 2.8 12.4 15.5 35.1 43.9 2.4 0.8 7.7 6.1
R-U Culture, recreation, other services 2020 2nd quarter* 2,360 2,100 2,354 0.4 -18.1 12.3 12.2 36.0 35.9 3.6 -15.5 24.4 1.5
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table provides annual and quarterly data about the compensation of employees, the wage costs and the labour volume of employees. Compensation of employees is classified in wages and salaries and employers' social contributions. The wage costs are the total of wages, social contributions paid by employers and taxes on wage costs minus wage cost subsidies. The labour volume is given in jobs (by sex), full-time equivalent (fte) and hours worked. The seasonal adjusted time series about the compensation of employees and the wages & salaries are also available in this table. The table additionally provides the compensation of employees, wages and salaries and wage costs related to full-time equivalents and hours worked.

Data available from: 1995 first quarter

Status of the figures:
Data from 1995 up to and including 2017 are final. Data of 2018 and further are provisional.

Changes as of September 23rd 2020:
Data of the second estimate of the second quarter 2020 have been added to the table.
From the first quarter of 2020 the method to estimate the hours worked of employees differs from the usual method. Due to the COVID-19 crisis the hours worked suddenly decreased sharply in certain industries. The regular data sources did not provide sufficient information to capture the decrease in hours worked. To properly incorporate the decrease of the hours worked in our quarterly estimate, the Labor Force Survey (LFS) is used as an additional source. March and the second quarter are estimated using growth rates from the LFS. The growth rates are applied in (parts of) the industries in which the effect of the corona crisis is substantial. For the self-employed, the use of growth rates from the LFS is the usual method.

When will new figures be published?
The preliminary estimate (flash estimate) of a quarter is released within 45 days. The second estimate is published after 85 days. At the second estimate of the fourth quarter, data of the previous three quarters will also be revised.

Description topics

Compensation of employees
Compensation of employees is the total remuneration paid by employers to their employees in return for work done. Compensation of employees is classified in wages and salaries and employers' social contributions.
Amount
Wages and salaries
Wages and salaries include income taxes and employees' social contributions even if they are actually withheld by the employer and paid directly to tax authorities, social security schemes and pension schemes. Besides wages that are periodically and directly paid to employees, wages and salaries also contain wages in kind and holiday allowances. Furthermore, certain refunds for costs made by the employee are included as well.
Wages; seasonal adjusted
Wages and salaries corrected for seasonal effects.
Wage costs
The total of wages, social contributions paid by employers and taxes on wage costs minus wage cost subsidies.
Year-on-year change
%-change with respect to the previous year
Wages and salaries
Wages and salaries include income taxes and employees' social contributions even if they are actually withheld by the employer and paid directly to tax authorities, social security schemes and pension schemes. Besides wages that are periodically and directly paid to employees, wages and salaries also contain wages in kind and holiday allowances. Furthermore, certain refunds for costs made by the employee are included as well.
Wage costs
The total of wages, social contributions paid by employers and taxes on wage costs minus wage cost subsidies.
Compensation per labour volume
Compensation of employees per labour volume.
Amount
Compensation of employees per fte
Compensation of employees per full-time equivalent (fte).
Wages per fte
Wages and salaries per full-time equivalent (fte).
Wage costs per fte
Wage costs per full-time equivalent (fte).
Compensation employees per hour worked
Wages per hour worked
Wages per hour worked.
Wage costs per hour worked
Wage costs per hour worked.
Year-on-year change
%-change with respect to the previous year
Compensation of employees per fte
Compensation of employees per full-time equivalent (fte).
Wages per fte
Wages and salaries per full-time equivalent (fte).
Wage costs per fte
Wage costs per full-time equivalent (fte).
Compensation employees per hour worked
Wages per hour worked
Wages per hour worked.
Wage costs per hour worked
Wage costs per hour worked.