Labour Costs

Irish labour costs have remained relatively stable compared to a number of EU countries which have experienced significant increases in wages and salaries.

Labour Costs € Per Hour
Norway51.20
Denmark41.30
Belgium39.10
Sweden37.40
Luxembourg36.20
France35.10
Ireland30
Source: Eurostat 2016

Productivity

Irish labour productivity is 74% above the EU27 average.

Labour productivity per person employed (EU28=100)
Luxemborg182.6
 Ireland  173.9
Denmark132
Germany126.1
Sweden114.5
Italy101.5
Spain97.1
Cyprus76.4
Portugal68.1
Lithuania 64.1
Poland59
Bulgaria43.7
Source: Eurostat 2015