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France — Salaries rise almost in line with consumer prices

18 May 2010

The latest statistics published today by government research body DARES on behalf of the Ministry for the Economy and the Ministry for Labour show that the monthly basic salary index (SMB) in private* companies with more than ten employees was up by +0.7% in the first quarter of 2010 when compared to the previous quarter. Year-on-year, the SMB was up by +1.8% in Q1 2010.

During the same quarter the hourly basic salary index (SHBO) was up by +0.8% compared to the previous quarter. Year-on-year, the SHBO was up by +2% in Q1 2010.


The consumer price index in Q1 2010 was up by +0.8% compared to the previous quarter. Year-on-year, the consumer price index was up by +1.5% in Q1 2010.
 
*These figures do not include the agricultural sector

To read the full report in French language please click here

 

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