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Jersey Index of Average Earnings report June 2016

Produced by the Statistics Jersey (Strategic Policy, Planning and Performance)
Authored by Statistics Unit and published on 26 Aug 2016
Prepared internally, no external cost


The Index of Average Earnings measures changes in earnings (gross wages and salaries, excluding bonuses) paid to workers. ​

In June 2016:

  • average weekly earnings in Jersey were 2.1% higher than in June 2015
  • the latest annual increase was 0.3 percentage points greater than that of the previous twelve-month period (1.8% to June 2015)
  • private sector earnings increased by 2.3% and public sector earnings increased by 1.3% compared with June 2015
  • in real terms, average earnings were 0.6% higher than June 2015
  • average earnings increased in real terms for the fourth consecutive year
  • in the 15-year period since 2001, earnings have been essentially flat in real terms (increase of 1.2%)
  • in real terms, average earnings in the private sector increased by 0.8%, in contrast earnings in the public sector decreased by 0.2% compared with June 2015
  • median average weekly earnings of full-time equivalent (FTE) employees was £560 per week
  • mean average weekly earnings of full-time equivalent employees was £700 per week

The data is collected for a large representative sample of firms in the private sector as well as all States of Jersey employees.

​Care is needed in comparisons between the private and public sectors due to historic lags in the implementation of pay awards in the public sector in previous years.


Download Jersey Index of Average Earnings report for June 2016 (size 491kb)
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