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Data presentation - Summary description

The labour cost indices are published by the European Commission (Eurostat) and national statistical authorities and measure the changes in labour costs per hour worked in industry (including construction) and market services. A breakdown of hourly labour costs for the euro area is available by labour cost component (wages and salaries, other labour costs) and by economic activity (NACE sections).

Data presentation - Detailed description

Link to the NACE Rev2 detailed structure: PDF

Methodological information
Time period


Statistical concepts and definitions

For information about the naming convention (series key dimensions and metadata), refer to the LCI underlying DSD (LCI) maintained by the ESTAT.

Administrative Information

LCI - Labour Cost Index, including weights

Data source

European Commission (Eurostat)

Technical Information

Download the series catalogue containing a full list of series and associated metadata of the dataset LCI in CSV format (zipped)

Dataset last update
15 December 2023 11:00 CET
Metadata last update
7 September 2022 12:17 CEST