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Wage Rate Index - 1st Quarter 2016

Highlights
Wage Rate Index – 1st Quarter 2016
1.   The wage rate index for the first quarter 2016 (Base: 4th quarter 2011 = 100) increased by 0.6% or 0.8 point to reach 129.3 from 128.5 in the fourth quarter 2015.
 
2.  Main changes registered in the sub indices from 4th Quarter to 1st Quarter 2016 are:
 
 
Education
+3.5%
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
+2.8%
Professional scientific and technical activities
+2.6%
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
+2.4%
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply
+2.2%
Agriculture, forestry and fishing
-14.0%
Human health and social work activities
-0.1%
 
 
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 0.1% to  reach 137.0 in the first quarter 2016 from 136.8 in the fourth quarter 2015. This sector accounts for around 32% of the total weight of the wage rate index.
 
  
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Statistics Mauritius
Ministry of Finance and Economic Development
June 2016