According to Istat, in June, employment in large firms (seasonally adjusted) decreased, compared to May, by 0.1% gross of IGC employees in layoffs and remained unchanged net of IGC employees. In comparison with June 2010 employment in large companies is down by 0.6% gross of earnings of employees in layoffs (IGC) and by 0.2% net of the latter. Adjusted for calendar effects, there is a declining trend in the number of hours worked per employee (excluding IGC employees) of 0.7%. The gross salary per hour worked (seasonally adjusted) decreased in June by 0.9% compared to the previous month. In trend terms the raw index increased by 0.8%. Compared to June 2010, the gross wage per employee (excluding IGC employees) increases by 0.1% and labor costs by 0.4%. In the period January to June the gross wage per employee (excluding ICG employees) increases by 1.2% over the same period last year, while labor costs increased by 1.4%.