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Wage Rate Index - 3rd Quarter 2015

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Wage Rate Index – 3rd Quarter 2015
1.   The wage rate index for the third quarter 2015 (Base: 4th quarter 2011 = 100) increased by 0.6% or 0.8 points to reach 128.4 from 127.6 in the second quarter 2015.
 
2.   Main changes registered in the sub-indices from 2nd Quarter 2015 to 3rd Quarter 2015 are:
 
Agriculture, forestry and fishing
        +15.6%
Administrative and support service activities
        +1.7%
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply
        +1.5%
Mining and quarrying
        +1.4%
Construction
        +1.3%
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
         -1.7%
Human health and social work activities
         -0.8%
 
The significant increase in ‘Agriculture, forestry and fishing’ is explained by higher wages and allowances being paid due to the harvest season.
 
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 remained at the same level as in the 2nd quarter 2015, i.e., at 136.8. 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
 
 Decmber 2015