Part 2 - State versus state
The present rate of inflation or CPI is +1.5 per cent.
Part 3 - Industry groups
Overall, nothing particularly unexpected here, with the rate of wages growth expected to remain soft for the foreseeable future, having declined from an annual pace of above 4 per cent through 2007 and 2008.
The headline employment growth figures may appear robust enough, but soft wages growth suggests a persistent level underemployment in addition to part-time jobs and an ongoing casualisation of the workforce.