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Labour Cost Statistics. Q2/2022

The labour cost per worker and month stood at 3,118.94 euros in Catalonia in the second quarter of 2022, 5.1% more than in the same quarter of 2021. For specific sectors, the labour cost per worker and month in the ICT sector was 5,014.87 euros, 9.4% more than a year ago, while the culture sector stood at 3,546.52 euros, with a year-over-year increase of 0.8%. In the tourism sector, with a monthly labour expenditure of 2,218.57 euros per employee, the growth compared to the same quarter of 2021 is 18.9%. Within the tourism sector, the highest labour cost was recorded by the tourism transport subsector (3,535.53 euros). Within the culture sector, the audiovisual and advertising subsector recorded the highest labour cost (4,097.79 euros).

The wage cost per worker and month increased by 5.6% in Catalonia and reached 2,354.14 euros. The wage cost in the ICT sector was 3,989.78 euros (11.4% year-over-year increase), in the culture sector was 2,758.63 euros (2.1%) and in tourism sector was 1,628.48 euros (17.4%).

By effective hour, the labour cost was 23.67 euros, and the wage cost 17.87 euros. In the analysed specific sectors, ICT sector had the highest effective wage cost per hour (26.57 euros), followed by the cultural (20.38 euros) and tourism (13.20 euros) sectors.

Finally, the number of job vacancies was 29,209, 4.6% more than a year ago, and the service sector accounts for 84.9% of these job vacancies.