Quarterly estimate

The Swiss wage index is an annual indicator of gross wage growth, including the 13th monthly salary. It is published in April the following year via a press release. An estimate is published at the end of each quarter based on cumulated data. The first estimate in May is based on data from the 1st quarter, the estimate in August is based on data from the 1st half-year and finally, in November, the estimate is based on data from the first nine months of the year.

The three estimates of the nominal wage evolution and the final annual evolution
  I (1) II (2) III (3) IV (4)

1995

1,0 0,8 0,9 1,3

1996

1,3 1,4 1,4 1,3

1997

0,6 0,6 0,5 0,5

1998

0,7 0,5 0,5 0,7

1999

0,3 0,6 0,6 0,3
2000 0,9 0,9 0,8 1,3
2001 2,2 2,4 2,4 2,5
2002 2,2 1,7 1,8 1,8
2003 1,3 1,4 1,3 1,4
2004 0,7 0,7 0,8 0,9
2005 1,4 1,2 1,1 1,0
2006 ( ) 1,0 1,2 1,2
2007 1,6 1,5 1,4 1,6
2008 2,4 2,0 1,9 2,0
2009 2,0 2,1 2,2 2,1
2010 1,2 1,0 0,9 0,8
20111 1,6 1,7 1,3 1,0
2012 1,2 1,2 1,0 0,8
2013 0,8 0,72 0,7 0,7
2014 0,7 0,8 0,8 0,8
2015 0,8 0,6 0,5 0,4
2016 0,5 0,5 0,6 0,7
2017 0,1 0,3 0,5 0,4
2018 0,8 0,8 0,5 0,5
2019 0,5 0,5    
1 The weighting will be updated and the General Classification of Economic Activities 2008 (NOGA08) will be implemented
2 consolidated value

(1) First estimate, based on the data of the first quarter.
(2) Second estimate, based on the data of the first half-year.
(3) Third estimate, based on the data of the first three quarters.
(4) Annual variation of the swiss wage index (definitive number).
Source: Swiss Federal Statistical Office, Swiss Wage Index based on the data provided by the Accident Insurance Central Statistic Services (SSUV)

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