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AVERAGE HOURLY / WEEKLY / MONTHLY EARNINGS

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Definition:
The concept of average earnings is based on the Resolution of the 12th Conference of Labour Statisticians which states that statistics of average earnings and hours of work should cover all important categories of wage earners and salaried employees in all major economic activities of the country.

In situations where the quarterly or monthly surveys exclude infrequently paid components the Resolution recommends that the programme of earnings statistics should include the compilation of average earnings statistics including these components once a year.

Finally, the Resolution recommends that the time unit in which the average earnings are expressed (e.g. hour, day, week, month) should depend primarily on how meaningful the figures would be in the country concerned and the feasibility of collecting the required data. Furthermore, to enable international comparisons statistics of average earnings and hours of work should be presented on a per week basis.

Source Publication:
Resolution of the 12th Conference of Labour Statisticians, October 1973, paras. 22-33.

Statistical Theme: Labour statistics - Labour compensation statistics

Created on Friday, July 19, 2002

Last updated on Monday, July 18, 2005