Manufacturers’ wages growing quicker than miners’: ABS

Growth in wages in manufacturing outstripped those in mining, with mining wages growth at its slowest pace since 2000, according to ABS figures.

The Australian Financial Review reports that the March quarter saw annual manufacturing wages increase 3.1 per cent, and mining wages up 2.4 per cent. This was the first time manufacturing wages growth has been ahead of mining’s since the end of 2011.

The rise in wages growth in mining was the smallest since 2000.

However, separate ABS figures show that the average weekly full-time wages for an adult in the mining sector are well above those in manufacturing. In November 2013, these figures were $2,469.60 and $1,332.70.


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