The purpose of the statistics of total labour costs in the private sector is to monitor trends in total labour costs broken down by industry, occupation and main components. Total labour costs include employees' earnings with the addition of other labour costs. Earnings consist of total income in connection with the job, whereas other labour costs are costs that cannot be characterized as employees' earnings, such as contributions to public funds, education costs and voluntary staff costs.
Total labour costs are compiled on the basis of the labour cost survey, which comprises two sub-surveys, the annual structure of earnings survey and the survey of other labour costs for the private sector.
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