Samoa: Labor cost

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 Samoa

Labor cost index

 Latest value 130.87
 Reference Q4 2023
 Measure index points
 Data availability Q4 2014 - Q4 2023
 Average 115.26
 Min - Max 103.66 - 130.87
 Source Samoa Bureau of Statistics
For that indicator, we provide data for Samoa from Q4 2014 to Q4 2023. The average value for Samoa during that period was 115.26 index points with a minimum of 103.66 index points in Q4 2014 and a maximum of 130.87 index points in Q4 2023. Click on the following link to see the values of Labor cost index around the world.
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Samoa - Labor cost - recent values

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Samoa - Labor cost - historical chart - 2014-2023
Measure: index points
Source: Samoa Bureau of Statistics


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Definition: The index reflects the level of the total compensation of employees in the economy. Labor costs are defined as core expenditure borne by employers for the purpose of employing staff. They include employee compensation, with wages and salaries in cash and in kind, employers' social security contributions and employment taxes regarded as labor costs minus any subsidies received.

 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Labor force 0.07 2022 million people
 Unemployment rate 10.04 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 15.44 2022 percent
 Male unemployment 7.19 2022 percent
 Youth unemployment 19.39 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 54.48 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 37.87 2022 percent
 Female labor force participation 41.40 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 67.32 2023 percent
 Self-employment 35.17 2022 percent
 Informal employment 37.30 2017 percent
 Labor cost 128.06 Q3/2023 index points
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