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Wage Price Index

  • June Quarter 2016

    The Wage Price Index, which measures total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses, increased a seasonally adjusted 0.5% in Q2 (WATC +0.5%, market consensus +0.5%), following a revised 0.5% rise in Q1 (originally +0.4%). Annual growth remained at a record low of 2.1%. [Download PDF]

  • March Quarter 2016

    The Wage Price Index, which measures total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses, increased a seasonally adjusted 0.4% in Q1 (WATC +0.5%, market consensus +0.5%), following a 0.5% rise in Q4 2015. Annual growth fell back 0.1ppt to a fresh record low of 2.1%. [Download PDF]

  • December Quarter 2015

    The Wage Price Index, which measures total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses, increased a seasonally adjusted 0.5% in Q4 (WATC +0.6%, market consensus +0.6%), following a 0.6% rise in Q3 2015. Annual growth fell back 0.1ppt to a fresh record low of 2.2%. The public sector wages growth increased to +0.5% in Q4, following +0.8% in Q3 (2.6% YOY), while private sector wages growth was also +0.5%, as it was in Q3 (2.0% YOY). [Download PDF]

  • September Quarter 2015

    The Wage Price Index, which measures total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses, increased a seasonally adjusted 0.6% in Q3 (WATC +0.6%, market consensus +0.6%), following a 0.3% rise in Q2 2015. Annual growth remained at 2.3%. [Download PDF]

  • June Quarter 2015

    The Wage Price Index, which measures total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses, increased a seasonally adjusted 0.6% in Q2 (WATC +0.6%, market consensus +0.6%), following a 0.5% rise in Q1 2015. Annual growth remained at 2.3%. [Download PDF]

  • March Quarter 2015

    The Wage Price Index, which measures total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses, increased a seasonally adjusted 0.5% in Q4 (WATC +0.6%, market consensus +0.6%), following a 0.6% rise in Q4 2014. Annual growth slowed to a fresh record low of 2.3% from to 2.5%. The public sector wages growth slowed from 0.8% in Q4 to 0.5% (2.4% YOY), while private sector wages growth edged down from 0.6% to 0.4% (2.2% YOY). [Download PDF]

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