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France — Minimum salary rises faster than consumer price index

21 June 2010

The report on Labour Market Activity and Conditions in the first quarter of 2010 published on behalf of the government by DARES, reveals that in companies with more than nine employees, excluding the agricultural and public sector, 84% of employees worked full-time (35.6 hours per week) in the first quarter of 2010. 11.2% worked on reduced working hours. 16% worked part-time.

The basic minimum salary for all workers (SMB) was up by +0.7% in Q1 2010 when compared to the previous quarter. It was up by +1.8% year-on-year.


The basic minimum salary for blue collar workers (SHBO) was up by +0.8% in Q1 2010 when compared to the previous quarter. It was up by +2% year-on-year.

As a comparison, the Consumer Price Index (all households, excluding tobacco) was up by +0.8% in Q1 2010 when compared to the previous quarter. It was up by +1.5% year-on-year.

To read the full report in French language please click here

 

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