Labour cost statistics provide information about the level and structure of expenditure borne by employers for the employment of staff. Above all these are gross wages and salaries, social contributions and minor cost components like vocational training costs.
The labour cost survey is conducted according to EU law every 4 years. The results provide data on the level (per hour, per employee during a month and during a year) and composition of labour costs for the entire manufacturing sector (sections B to F of ÖNACE 2008) and nearly all branches of the services sector (sections G to N and P to S).
The annual labour cost statistics make data available between and after the four-yearly Labour cost surveys. The results cover average labour costs per hour actually worked and the structure of labour costs.