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Earnings and Labour Costs

Employment, Hours and Earnings by Type of Employee, Statistic, Industry Sector NACE Rev 2 and Quarter

DescriptionQ1 2019Q2 2019Q3 2019Q4 2019Q1 2020Q2 2020
Average weekly earnings771.60771.63769.14786.33800.31819.13
Average hourly earnings24.0523.6923.5324.2324.7625.57
Average weekly paid hours32.132.632.732.532.332.0
Average weekly earnings, Public sector960.26980.01972.76991.07989.961002.67
Average weekly earnings, Private sector717.20711.04709.30726.32745.97756.39
Average hourly earnings excluding irregular earnings22.2022.3822.4922.9022.8724.12
Average hourly irregular earnings1.851.311.041.331.901.46
Average hourly total labour costs27.7427.5127.3128.1928.6228.02
Number of employees 1,883,600 1,885,300 1,913,900 1,931,200 1,925,000 1,812,600