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Wage Rate Index 3rd Quarter 2014

 
Highlights
 
           
Wage Rate Index – 3rd Quarter 2014
 
            The wage rate index for the third quarter 2014 (Base: 4th quarter 2011 = 100) increased by 1.1% or 1.3 points to reach 122.0 from 120.7 in the second quarter 2014.
 
 
2.         Main changes registered in the sub indices from 2nd Quarter to 3rd Quarter 2014 are:
 
Agriculture, forestry and fishing
18.8%
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply
16.2%
Financial and insurance activities
 1.6%
Water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
 1.4%
Education
 1.0%
Manufacturing
 1.0%
 
 
 
 
3.         The increases noted in ‘Agriculture, forestry and fishing’ and ‘Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply’ are explained by high wages being paid during the crop season and salary revision respectively.
           
4.         The wage rate index for the General Government sector which comprises Ministries, Government departments and agencies operating under them, municipalities, district councils and Rodrigues Regional Assembly remained the same level at 130.7 from first to third quarter 2014. This sector accounts for around 32% of the total weight of the wage rate index.
 
 
 
 
Statistics Mauritius
December 2014