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Quarterly Labour Cost Survey. ETCL. Second Quarter 2020

The labour cost of companies decreases 8.3% in the second quarter of 2020, as compared with the same period of previous year, standing at 2,442.91 euros. Wage cost per worker per month increased 9.4% and reached 1,804.08 euros on average. On the other hand, other costs decreases by 5.0%, standing at 638.83 euros per worker per month.

Quarterly Labour Cost Structure - Quarter 2/2020
Indicator Note Euros Anual change
Laboral cost by employee and month 2,442.91 -8.3
Total wage cost per worker 1,804.08 -9.4
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Quarter 2/2020 Published: 17/09/2020

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The Quarterly Labour Cost Survey (ETCL) is a continuous statistical operation on a quarterly basis whose main objective is to know the evolution of the average labor cost per worker and month, the average labor cost per effective hour of work and the time worked and not worked. Since the third quarter of 2013, you have also obtained information on job vacancies or offers. For the main series, a simple variation index is provided based on the year 2016.

In addition, ETCL is the fundamental source of information for preparing the Harmonised Labour Cost Index (ICLA), which is part of the euro-indicators that the Statistical Office of the European Union (EUROSTAT) requests from the countries of the euro area in order to measure the convergence of labor costs in the member states.