Cao wages, contractual wage costs and working hours; index (2020=100)

Cao wages, contractual wage costs and working hours; index (2020=100)

Cao sector Sector/Branches SIC 2008 Version Periods Index figures Contractual working hours (2020=100) Year-on-year change Contractual working hours (%)
Total collective labour agreement sector A Agriculture, forestry and fishing Current figures 2023 June 100.0 0.0
Total collective labour agreement sector A Agriculture, forestry and fishing Current figures 2023 July 100.0 0.0
Total collective labour agreement sector A Agriculture, forestry and fishing Current figures 2023 August 100.0 0.0
Total collective labour agreement sector A Agriculture, forestry and fishing Current figures 2023 September 100.0 0.0
Total collective labour agreement sector A Agriculture, forestry and fishing Current figures 2023 October 100.0 0.0
Total collective labour agreement sector A Agriculture, forestry and fishing Current figures 2023 November 100.0 0.0
Total collective labour agreement sector A Agriculture, forestry and fishing Current figures 2023 December 100.0 0.0
Total collective labour agreement sector A Agriculture, forestry and fishing Current figures 2024 January* 100.0 0.0
Total collective labour agreement sector A Agriculture, forestry and fishing Current figures 2024 February* 100.0 0.0
Total collective labour agreement sector A Agriculture, forestry and fishing Current figures 2024 March* 100.0 0.0
Total collective labour agreement sector A Agriculture, forestry and fishing Current figures 2024 April* 100.0 0.0
Total collective labour agreement sector A Agriculture, forestry and fishing Current figures 2024 May* 100.0 0.0
Total collective labour agreement sector A Agriculture, forestry and fishing First-published figures 2023 June 100.0 .
Total collective labour agreement sector A Agriculture, forestry and fishing First-published figures 2023 July 100.0 .
Total collective labour agreement sector A Agriculture, forestry and fishing First-published figures 2023 August 100.0 .
Total collective labour agreement sector A Agriculture, forestry and fishing First-published figures 2023 September 100.0 .
Total collective labour agreement sector A Agriculture, forestry and fishing First-published figures 2023 October 100.0 .
Total collective labour agreement sector A Agriculture, forestry and fishing First-published figures 2023 November 100.0 .
Total collective labour agreement sector A Agriculture, forestry and fishing First-published figures 2023 December 100.0 .
Total collective labour agreement sector A Agriculture, forestry and fishing First-published figures 2024 January* 100.0 .
Total collective labour agreement sector A Agriculture, forestry and fishing First-published figures 2024 February* 100.0 .
Total collective labour agreement sector A Agriculture, forestry and fishing First-published figures 2024 March* 100.0 .
Total collective labour agreement sector A Agriculture, forestry and fishing First-published figures 2024 April* 100.0 .
Total collective labour agreement sector A Agriculture, forestry and fishing First-published figures 2024 May* 100.0 .
Total collective labour agreement sector J Information and communication Current figures 2023 June 100.0 0.0
Total collective labour agreement sector J Information and communication Current figures 2023 July 100.0 0.0
Total collective labour agreement sector J Information and communication Current figures 2023 August 100.0 0.0
Total collective labour agreement sector J Information and communication Current figures 2023 September 100.0 0.0
Total collective labour agreement sector J Information and communication Current figures 2023 October 100.0 0.0
Total collective labour agreement sector J Information and communication Current figures 2023 November 100.0 0.0
Total collective labour agreement sector J Information and communication Current figures 2023 December 100.0 0.0
Total collective labour agreement sector J Information and communication Current figures 2024 January* 100.0 0.0
Total collective labour agreement sector J Information and communication Current figures 2024 February* 100.0 0.0
Total collective labour agreement sector J Information and communication Current figures 2024 March* 100.0 0.0
Total collective labour agreement sector J Information and communication Current figures 2024 April* 100.0 0.0
Total collective labour agreement sector J Information and communication Current figures 2024 May* 100.0 0.0
Total collective labour agreement sector J Information and communication First-published figures 2023 June 100.0 .
Total collective labour agreement sector J Information and communication First-published figures 2023 July 100.0 .
Total collective labour agreement sector J Information and communication First-published figures 2023 August 100.0 .
Total collective labour agreement sector J Information and communication First-published figures 2023 September 100.0 .
Total collective labour agreement sector J Information and communication First-published figures 2023 October 100.0 .
Total collective labour agreement sector J Information and communication First-published figures 2023 November 100.0 .
Total collective labour agreement sector J Information and communication First-published figures 2023 December 100.0 .
Total collective labour agreement sector J Information and communication First-published figures 2024 January* . .
Total collective labour agreement sector J Information and communication First-published figures 2024 February* 100.0 .
Total collective labour agreement sector J Information and communication First-published figures 2024 March* 100.0 .
Total collective labour agreement sector J Information and communication First-published figures 2024 April* 100.0 .
Total collective labour agreement sector J Information and communication First-published figures 2024 May* 100.0 .
Sector private companies A Agriculture, forestry and fishing Current figures 2023 June 100.0 0.0
Sector private companies A Agriculture, forestry and fishing Current figures 2023 July 100.0 0.0
Sector private companies A Agriculture, forestry and fishing Current figures 2023 August 100.0 0.0
Sector private companies A Agriculture, forestry and fishing Current figures 2023 September 100.0 0.0
Sector private companies A Agriculture, forestry and fishing Current figures 2023 October 100.0 0.0
Sector private companies A Agriculture, forestry and fishing Current figures 2023 November 100.0 0.0
Sector private companies A Agriculture, forestry and fishing Current figures 2023 December 100.0 0.0
Sector private companies A Agriculture, forestry and fishing Current figures 2024 January* 100.0 0.0
Sector private companies A Agriculture, forestry and fishing Current figures 2024 February* 100.0 0.0
Sector private companies A Agriculture, forestry and fishing Current figures 2024 March* 100.0 0.0
Sector private companies A Agriculture, forestry and fishing Current figures 2024 April* 100.0 0.0
Sector private companies A Agriculture, forestry and fishing Current figures 2024 May* 100.0 0.0
Sector private companies A Agriculture, forestry and fishing First-published figures 2023 June 100.0 .
Sector private companies A Agriculture, forestry and fishing First-published figures 2023 July 100.0 .
Sector private companies A Agriculture, forestry and fishing First-published figures 2023 August 100.0 .
Sector private companies A Agriculture, forestry and fishing First-published figures 2023 September 100.0 .
Sector private companies A Agriculture, forestry and fishing First-published figures 2023 October 100.0 .
Sector private companies A Agriculture, forestry and fishing First-published figures 2023 November 100.0 .
Sector private companies A Agriculture, forestry and fishing First-published figures 2023 December 100.0 .
Sector private companies A Agriculture, forestry and fishing First-published figures 2024 January* 100.0 .
Sector private companies A Agriculture, forestry and fishing First-published figures 2024 February* 100.0 .
Sector private companies A Agriculture, forestry and fishing First-published figures 2024 March* 100.0 .
Sector private companies A Agriculture, forestry and fishing First-published figures 2024 April* 100.0 .
Sector private companies A Agriculture, forestry and fishing First-published figures 2024 May* 100.0 .
Sector private companies J Information and communication Current figures 2023 June 100.0 0.0
Sector private companies J Information and communication Current figures 2023 July 100.0 0.0
Sector private companies J Information and communication Current figures 2023 August 100.0 0.0
Sector private companies J Information and communication Current figures 2023 September 100.0 0.0
Sector private companies J Information and communication Current figures 2023 October 100.0 0.0
Sector private companies J Information and communication Current figures 2023 November 100.0 0.0
Sector private companies J Information and communication Current figures 2023 December 100.0 0.0
Sector private companies J Information and communication Current figures 2024 January* 100.0 0.0
Sector private companies J Information and communication Current figures 2024 February* 100.0 0.0
Sector private companies J Information and communication Current figures 2024 March* 100.0 0.0
Sector private companies J Information and communication Current figures 2024 April* 100.0 0.0
Sector private companies J Information and communication Current figures 2024 May* 100.0 0.0
Sector private companies J Information and communication First-published figures 2023 June 100.0 .
Sector private companies J Information and communication First-published figures 2023 July 100.0 .
Sector private companies J Information and communication First-published figures 2023 August 100.0 .
Sector private companies J Information and communication First-published figures 2023 September 100.0 .
Sector private companies J Information and communication First-published figures 2023 October 100.0 .
Sector private companies J Information and communication First-published figures 2023 November 100.0 .
Sector private companies J Information and communication First-published figures 2023 December 100.0 .
Sector private companies J Information and communication First-published figures 2024 January* . .
Sector private companies J Information and communication First-published figures 2024 February* 100.0 .
Sector private companies J Information and communication First-published figures 2024 March* 100.0 .
Sector private companies J Information and communication First-published figures 2024 April* 100.0 .
Sector private companies J Information and communication First-published figures 2024 May* 100.0 .
Sector subsidised corporations A Agriculture, forestry and fishing Current figures 2023 June . .
Sector subsidised corporations A Agriculture, forestry and fishing Current figures 2023 July . .
Sector subsidised corporations A Agriculture, forestry and fishing Current figures 2023 August . .
Sector subsidised corporations A Agriculture, forestry and fishing Current figures 2023 September . .
Source: CBS.
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This table contains index figures of the quantification of the development of the contractual wages (also known as cao wages or negotiated wages), contractual wage costs and contractual 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 2019 to a limited extent) and from 2020, for the monthly figures and quarterly figures. No index figures based on 2020=100 are yet available for 1972-2019; those figures will be added later in this table.

Status of the figures:
All the figures from 1972 to 2023 are definitive. The figures for 2024 are provisional.

Changes as of 6 June 2024:
The provisional figures for May 2024 have been added and the provisional figures from January to April 2024 have been revised.

When will new figures be published?
The monthly figures are published within one week after the end of the calendar month concerned. This initial figure is called the first-published 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 to100.
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.
Contractual working hours
The contractual working hours are the agreed annual working hours of full-time employees.