Tasmanian wages grow 3.2%

TASMANIAN wages grew 3.2 per cent over last financial year compared to the year before, according to data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics today.

Wages grew 3.3 per cent in the state's private sector over 2012-13, and 3 per cent in the public sector.

Nationally, overall wage growth was 3.3 per cent in 2012-13, with a 3.3 per cent growth in the private sector and 3.1 per cent in the public sector.

There was a 2.3 per cent growth for the March quarter in Tasmania on the same quarter from the previous year.

In terms of wage growth per industry in the public and private sector, mining recorded the highest growth at 4.4 per cent for 2012-13.

Construction workers saw 3.3 per cent growth, retail workers received a 2.6 per cent growth, and health care and social assistance workers received 3.3 per cent.


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