France Labour Costs

Labour Costs in France decreased to 116.83 Index Points in the fourth quarter of 2013 from 116.93 Index Points in the third quarter of 2013. Labour Costs in France is reported by the Eurostat. Labour Costs in France averaged 86.04 Index Points from 1978 until 2013, reaching an all time high of 116.93 Index Points in the third quarter of 2013 and a record low of 38.97 Index Points in the first quarter of 1978. This page provides - France Labour Costs - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. 2014-04-18

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
116.83 116.93 116.93 38.97 117.37 | 2014/06 1978 - 2013 Index Points Quarterly
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France Labour Costs
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Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Unit
Population 65.80 2013-12-31 65.52 65.80 45.68 66.05 2014-06-30 Million [+]
Employed Persons 26965.00 2013-11-15 26941.00 27184.00 19713.00 26980.98 2014-06-30 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 202.40 2014-02-28 201.10 363.80 121.10 275.34 2014-06-30 Thousand [+]
Labour Costs 116.83 2013-11-15 116.93 116.93 38.97 117.37 2014-06-30 Index Points [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 4.40 2013-09-30 4.30 4.70 2.70 4.53 2014-06-30 percent [+]
Productivity 98.76 2013-11-15 98.55 98.76 18.72 99.04 2014-06-30 Index Points [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.00 2013-01-01 65.00 60.50 60.00 64.67 2014-06-30 [+]
Retirement Age Women 65.00 2013-01-01 65.00 65.00 60.00 64.67 2014-06-30 [+]
Wages 110.20 2013-11-15 110.00 110.20 3.30 111.35 2014-06-30 Index Points [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 110.90 2013-11-15 110.70 110.90 72.70 112.32 2014-06-30 Index Points [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 23.60 2014-02-15 23.60 26.30 14.50 23.93 2014-06-30 Percent [+]
Unemployment Rate 10.20 2013-11-15 10.30 11.20 7.20 10.30 2014-06-30 Percent [+]
Minimum Wages 1430.20 2013-12-31 1430.20 1430.20 1036.00 1427.24 2014-06-30 EUR [+]
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Labour Costs | Notes
Unit labour cost refers to the average cost of labour per unit of output. It is calculated by dividing the total labour costs by real output. The Average cost of labour is the sum of wages paid to employees, the cost of employee benefits and payroll taxes paid by an employer.


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