On 13 May 2020, ABS reported a growth in the seasonally adjusted Wage Price Index (WPI) by 0.5% in March 2020 quarter and 2.1% through the year.
The quarterly wage growth was stable at 0.5% in the previous 4 quarters.
- Public sector wages when equated to the private sector improved to 0.4%.
- The information media & telecommunication services industry witnessed annual wage growth of 1.6%. On the other hand, annual wage growth for health care & social assistance industry was 3%.
- Victoria had the highest through the year growth of 2.5% while Western Australia’s growth remained at the lowest level for the seventh consecutive quarter at 1.8%.