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Analysis of wage growth

The Treasury
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In June 2017 the Treasurer tasked Treasury to complete a thorough analysis of wage growth in Australia. This paper sets out analysis on recent trends in wage growth, wage growth in capital city and regional areas, the key drivers of wage growth, international comparisons of wage growth, the changing nature of the labour force, trends in the labour share of income, wage growth by employee characteristics, wage growth by business characteristics, and trends in the method of pay setting.