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The output index for the production sector is calculated monthly by the Federal Statistical Office and includes the sectors mining and quarrying, manufacturing, energy and construction.

Productivity and labour costs in industry

The Federal Statistical Office's monthly report includes the staff numbers, wages and salaries and actual man-hours worked in enterprises with at least 50 employees in the sectors manufacturing, and mining and quarrying. Productivity and labour cost indices are derived from these data read in conjunction with those from the output survey.

Employment, labour costs and turnover in the construction sector

The Federal Statistical Office's monthly report on the construction sector provides several indicators for a short-term assessment of this sector's cyclical situation. It includes the number of employees, the actual man-hours worked and remuneration. The survey is conducted for construction sector enterprises with 20 or more employees.

Seasonally and working-day-adjusted or just working-day-adjusted time series – depending on the indicator – are provided in addition to the unadjusted figures. The adjusted data are estimated using version 0.2.8 of the Census X-12-ARIMA program.

Real-time data are available for selected indicators.