Sustainable Development Goals - 17 Goals to Transform our World

Reduce inequality within and among countries

Indicator 10.4.1: Labour share of GDP, comprising wages and social protection transfers

US share of labor compensation in GDP in current national prices


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Actual indicator available Share of labor compensation in GDP in current national prices
Actual indicator available - description
Date of national source publication 8/2017
Method of computation
Periodicity Annual
Scheduled update by national source
U.S. method of computation
Comments and limitations
Date metadata updated 10/2017
Disaggregation geography
Unit of measurement Proportion
Disaggregation categories
International and national references
Time period 2000-2016
Scheduled update by SDG team

This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name Labour share of GDP, comprising wages and social protection transfers
Target name Adopt policies, especially fiscal, wage and social protection policies, and progressively achieve greater equality.
Global indicator description The definition of the labor share is based on ILO (2014a) and augmented with social protection transfers including (but not only) employers' social security contributions.
UN designated tier 2
UN custodial agency ILO (Partnering Agencies: IMF)
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Organisation Compensation of Employees by Industry
Agency Staff Name Andrew Craig
Agency Survey Dataset Compensation of Employees by Industry
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