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International Labour Cost Indices

The indices are only published in Statistics Denmark's news release NYT. The international figures are not available in the Statbank. The figures and other information can instead be found on Eurostat's or BLS' homepages or databases.

Release calendar

The publication date appears in the release calendar. The date is confirmed in the weeks before.

Release calendar access

The Release Calender can be accessed on our English website: Release Calender.

User access

Statistics are always published at 8:00 a.m. at the day announced in the release calendar. No one outside of Statistics Denmark can access the statistics before they are published.

News release

See the homepage Information on earnings and labour costs.


The indices are only published in a quarterly news release.

On-line database

The figures are not published on Statistics Denmark's Statbank page. Instead the figures can be found in the Eurostat database and the BLS database.

Micro-data access

Not relevant in relation to the international labour cost indices.


For the European figures, see Eurostat database. For U.S. figures see BLS database.

Confidentiality - policy

Not relevant in the case of the interntional labour cost indices.

Confidentiality - data treatment

Not relevant in relation to the international labour cost indices.

Documentation on methodology

For more documentation of how the indices are produced, see the documentation of statistics of the index of average earnings and the publication on calculations of indices made by Statistics Denmark (only available in Danish).

Quality documentation

Results from the quality evaluation of products and selected processes are available in detail for each statistics and in summary reports for the Working Group on Quality.