Wage growth remain completely flat in the year to June, wage price index data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics showed on Wednesday.
The wage price index grew 0.5% in the June quarter and 1.9% in the year to June, seasonally adjusted, matching the June annual inflation result, meaning there was no real wages growth during the year. The results are exactly the same as the March and December 2016 quarters.
For private sector workers, however, growth was lower at 0.4% and 1.8% seasonally adjusted, meaning they had a small real wage cut. Again, the numbers are the same as those for most of the 2016-17 year; the ABS described the private sector numbers as "the longest period of low growth so far in the series".