Wage Rate Index – 3rd Quarter 2012
The wage rate index (Base=December 2011) increased by 3.1% or 3.1 points to reach 103.1 in the first quarter 2012 from 100.0 in the fourth quarter 2011. The second quarter 2012 registered an increase of 0.6% or 0.6 point in the index which stood at 103.7. The wage rate index increased furthermore to 105.1 by 1.4% or 1.4 points in the third quarter 2012.
2. Main changes registered in the sub indices from 2nd Quarter 2012 to 3rd Quarter 2012 are:
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 23.1%
Transportation and storage 2.8 %
Arts, entertainment and recreation 2.2%
Water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities 1.6%
Human health and social work activities -0.4%
3. 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 increased by 0.4% or 0.1 point to reach 106.2 in the third quarter 2012 from 105.8 in the second quarter.
28 December 2012