Original article by Adam Creighton
The Australian – Page: 4 : 22-Feb-18
The Australian Bureau of Statistics’ wage price index data shows that wages in the private sector rose by 1.9 per cent in 2017, compared with 2.4 per cent growth for public sector wages. The mining sector had the lowest growth in wages, at 1.4 per cent, while retail industry wages rose by just 1.6 per cent and wages in the healthcare sector increased by 2.7 per cent. There was 2.1 per cent growth in wages overall during the calendar year, including 0.6 per cent growth in the December quarter.
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