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AAP

2013-02-21

Average weekly ordinary time earnings (AWOTE) for adult full-time employees rose 5.0 per cent in the 12 months to November 2012, official figures show.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics' quarterly survey, released on Thursday, showed AWOTE for the private and public sectors combined was $1,396.00 for the year.

Private sector AWOTE was up 5.1 per cent in the year at $1,369.90, seasonally adjusted.

Public sector AWOTE rose 4.5 per cent to $1,491.70, seasonally adjusted.

The AWOTE data is now released on a half-yearly basis, but was previously released for each quarter.