Main results of the four-yearly Structure of Labour Cost Survey are presented in the following paper. Data refer to year 2000. The Survey fulfils requirements of Council Regulation 530/99. Final data resulted from a new integration approach between Istat statistical sources and administrative files.
Main features of labour market in EU member states are compared by economic activity and macro-regions: structure of hours (paid and worked), labour cost components and structure of employment. Moreover compared to the previous Survey dated 1997, information on levels and structure of labour cost for “Candidates” Countries in year 2000 now belonging to EU, have been added. In addition, Structure of Labour Cost Survey produces updated indicators for the monitoring of Italian labour market: statistics by position in employment, collective agreements and integration of Compensation of employees. Data refers to business employing at least 10 workers, in sections of economic activity from C to K of Nace Rev.1 classification; reference population consists of 186.925 enterprises distributed as follows: 99.610 in industry, 23.185 in construction and 70.129 in services.