France - Wage & Salaries





France: Wage & Salaries

Mnemonic YPEWS.IFRA
Unit Index Jun2017=100, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Quarterly 0.2 %
Data 2018 Q4 102
2018 Q3 101.8

Series Information

Source Ministère du Travail et de l'Emploi
Release Wages and Salaries (Final)
Frequency Quarterly
Start Date 6/30/2017
End Date 12/31/2018

France: Labor

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Labor Force 2019 Q1 29,059 28,941 Ths., SA Quarterly
Labor Force Employment 2019 Q1 26,618 26,481 Ths., SA Quarterly
Unemployment 2019 Q1 2,441 2,460 Ths. , SA Quarterly
Unemployment Rate 2019 Q1 8.7 8.8 %, SA Quarterly
Primary Industries Employment 2018 Q4 751.8 752.1 Ths. #, SA Quarterly
Total Employment 2018 Q4 28,235 28,199 Ths. #, SA Quarterly
Wage & Salaries 2018 Q4 102 101.8 Index Jun2017=100, NSA Quarterly
Agriculture Employment 2017 872,453 870,790 # Annual
Total Employment Non-Ag 2017 Q1 16,227 16,174 Ths., SA Quarterly

Release Information

The Ministère du Travail et de l'Emploi reports quarterly statistics on monthly salary and hourly wages by industry. The data set includes salaries and wages that are received by employees, workers, associate professionals and managers in France according to monthly or hourly calculation. Monthly from 1998.

The basic monthly wage (SMB) does not include bonuses (except, where applicable, the premium associated with the reduction of working time) or overtime . This is a gross pay, before deduction of social security contributions and before payment of benefits. It is usually the amount listed on the first line of the payslip of the employee.

The investigation ACEMO measure each quarter the rate of evolution of the SMB of all employees in companies metropolitan ten or more employees of non-agriculture business sector.

The basic hourly wage worker (SHBO) does not include bonuses (except, where applicable, the premium associated with the reduction of working time) or overtime. This is a gross pay, before deduction of social security contributions and before payment of benefits. It is measured on the single population of workers.

In the survey ACEMO, it is obtained by dividing the gross monthly salary (usually listed on the first line of payslip) by scheduling monthly base wage, averaged over the year (for an employee working 38 hours each week and receiving 23 days of RTT, the weekly hours on average over the year is 35 hours and schedule monthly basis is 152 hours).

The investigation ACEMO measure the quarterly rate of change of businesses in SHBO metropolitan ten or more employees of non-agriculture business sector.

Although the reliability of published indices is ensured, their strength increases with the importance of the sector concerned.

The classification is the French classification of activities (NAF. rev. 2). Some industries are aggregates. For example:

  • "IME" = mechanical and electrical industries = NAF divisions 28 to 35
  • "ENS" = "ensemble des secteurs non agricoles" = all activities covered by the survey, which are DE (=B, D, E), C, FZ to RU. Agricultural are AZ.

The national level includes France's overseas departments except Mayotte.

In our labor concept codes, we try to differentiate between wages (depend on hours worked) and salaries (flat rate). In French, there's no difference; there's just one word, /salaire/, but it's combined with "hourly" or "monthly".

This survey's scope is most, but not all, PCS categories. The data file tabulates several combinations:

  • all = cadre + PI + employee + ouvrier
  • employee + ouvrier
  • cadre = managers and executives
  • PI = intermediate professions
  • employee
  • ouvrier: hourly and monthly

As of August 2016, the source altered the reported geographies by combining 16 individual NUTS 2 areas into 7 aggregates. For more information on this change, please see the knowledge base article associated with this release.