Labour Costs Statistics

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​​​​​Access to the national data on labour costs can be obtained via the following survey:

The Quarterly Labour Cost Survey prepared by the National Statistics Institute This link will open in a pop-up window

Quarterly Labour Cost Survey: It is a continuous quarterly statistical operation whose fundamental objective is to know the evolution of the average labour cost per worker and month, the average labour cost per effective hour of work and the time worked and not worked.

Labour Cost Components - Quarter 4/2021
EurosAnnual Variation
Labour Cost per worker and month2,729.01
4.7
Salary cost per worker and month2,006.61
5.2

This Survey provides national results and also by Autonomous Community with the following information:

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National results This link will open in a pop-up window
  • Components of the total labour cost.
  • Components of the salary cost.
  • Breakdown of the work time.
  • Vacancies.
  • Other results.
Result by Autonomous Community This link will open in a pop-up window
  • Components of the total labour cost.
  • Breakdown of the work time.
  • Vacancies.

Costs Temporary Disability

AMAT (Association of Mutual Societies for Work-related Accidents) estimates the costs of temporary incapacity for companies, mutual societies and management companies. According to AMAT, The costs of temporary disability, common contingencies in 2021, were distributed as follows:

  • Financial benefits for TI (Mutual Societies collaborating with the Social Security Institute and Social Security Management Bodies): 9,731.09 million euros.
  • Direct cost for companies: 9.131.30 million euros.
  • Opportunity cost: AMAT estimates the opportunity cost based on the goods and services that were discontinued in 2021. These costs are estimated to amount to € million. 87,439,87Millones
  • Replacement costs: 41,570.74 million euros. 
  •  The cost of the processes of cancellation by ITCC, is between 60,433.14 M €, if the Businesspeople choose to hire substitutes for the Workers who are on sick leave to avoid the opportunity cost of the goods and services that have stopped producing and providing and, in the case of Choosing to assume this opportunity cost without replacing staff, the cost of absenteeism due to temporary disability can reach €106,302.26 M.​

Source: AMAT data AMAT ABSENTEEISM TD Report 2021 and advance of the first quarter of 2022 This link will open in a pop-up window