Trésor-Economics No. 134 - How do French unit labour costs compare to those of its euro area partners?
Before the "Great Recession" in 2008, unit labour costs (ULCs) showed contrasting trends in the euro area. While they recorded particularly strong growth in Spain and, to a lesser extent, Italy, they fell in Germany. France's unit labour cost growth was slightly higher than the euro area average as a result of marginally stronger wage growth.The recession narrowed the differentials in ULC growth s... Lire la suite