The Labour Cost Index (LCI) working day adjusted increased by 1.1 per cent, in the 3rd quarter of 2012, from the same quarter of 2011. In the previous quarter, this rate of change had been -4.0 per cent.
It should be noticed that with this release the LCI covers, for the first time, the whole economy (except agriculture and fishing). Compared to what was published in previous releases, it now includes information on the Public Administration. This change ensures full harmonization with the information that Eurostat started publishing in the 2nd quarter of 2012.