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Wage Rate Index - 2nd Quarter 2016

1. The wage rate index (Base: 4th quarter 2011 = 100) increased by 3.4% or 4.4 points from 129.4 in the first quarter 2016 to 133.8 in the second quarter 2016.
2. This increase is largely due to a rise (+6.9%) in wage rates for the General Government sector (which comprises Ministries, Government departments and agencies operating under them, municipalities, district councils and Rodrigues Regional Assembly) mainly due to salary revision. It is to be noted that although salary revision was effective as from January 2016, payments and arrears were made in April 2016. The effect of salary revision is thus reflected in the second quarter of 2016. This sector accounts for around 32% of the total weight of the wage rate index.
3. Main changes registered in the sub indices from 1st Quarter to 2nd Quarter 2016 are:
Public administration and defence; compulsory social security
Human health and social work activities
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply
Statistics Mauritius
Ministry of Finance and Economic Development
September 2016