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Earnings and Labour Costs

Employment, Hours and Earnings by Type of Employee, Statistic, Industry Sector NACE Rev 2 and Quarter

DescriptionQ1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017Q4 2017Q1 2018Q2 2018
Average weekly earnings725.12720.52717.55731.86744.76744.08
Average hourly earnings22.6922.2722.1622.6023.4022.89
Average weekly paid hours32.032.432.432.431.832.5
Average weekly earnings, Public sector916.05936.29940.83944.64952.89959.09
Average weekly earnings, Private sector672.17659.48655.87672.47685.99683.12
Average hourly earnings excluding irregular earnings21.0821.1821.2521.4021.6621.68
Average hourly irregular earnings1.611.090.911.201.741.21
Average hourly total labour costs26.2225.8625.6526.3127.0626.42
Number of employees 1,740,900 1,754,600 1,777,900 1,795,300 1,783,600 1,816,900