6345.0 - Wage Price Index, Australia, Sep 2016 Quality Declaration
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 16/11/2016
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES
TOTAL HOURLY RATES OF PAY EXCLUDING BONUSES
QUARTERLY CHANGE (JUN QTR 2016 TO SEP QTR 2016)
ANNUAL CHANGE (SEP QTR 2015 TO SEP QTR 2016)
CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
This issue contains a feature article titled "The Size and Frequency of Wage Changes" which is based on the research undertaken by James Bishop, Research Economist, Reserve Bank of Australia on secondment to the ABS. The article explores some of the factors underpinning the decline in wage growth over recent years from analysis of micro level WPI data. The article is available on the ABS website <http://www.abs.gov.au>.
CHANGES IN FUTURE ISSUES
The expenditure weights used to compile the WPI will be updated in the December quarter 2016 using expenditure on wages and salaries from the 2016 Survey of Employee Earnings and Hours.
Data referenced in the Key Points and Commentary are available from the tables shown in this publication or in the corresponding tables of this publication on the ABS website <http://www.abs.gov.au>.
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