Labour Costs in European Union decreased to 105.80 points in the third quarter of 2019 from 111 points in the second quarter of 2019. European Union Labour Costs - data, historical chart, and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2020 from its official source.

Labour Costs in European Union averaged 96.94 points from 2009 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 111 points in the second quarter of 2019 and a record low of 84.20 points in the first quarter of 2009. This page provides - European Union Labour Costs - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news.

Labour Costs in European Union is expected to be 105.58 points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Labour Costs in European Union to stand at 108.55 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the European Union Labour Costs is projected to trend around 111.48 points in 2021 and 114.49 points in 2022, according to our econometric models.


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European Union Labour Costs

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
105.80 111.00 111.00 84.20 2009 - 2019 points Quarterly
2016=100, WDA


European Union Labour Costs
The Labour Cost Index in the European Union is a short-term indicator showing the development of hourly labour costs incurred by employers, in nominal terms, that is without adjusting for price developments. It is calculated dividing the labour cost in national currency by the number of hours worked. The quarterly changes in hourly employers’ costs are measured for total labour costs and its main components: wages and salaries; and non-wage costs (labour costs other than wages and salaries). Total labour costs (TOT) cover wage and non-wage costs less subsidies. They do not include vocational training costs or other expenditures such as recruitment costs, spending on working clothes, etc.