According to Istat, in September, employment in large firms (seasonally adjusted) reported, compared to August, no variation in gross and net of employees in layoffs (IGC). In comparison with September 2010, employment in large companies down 0.6% before the IGC and 0.4% net of employees in Cig. Adjusted for calendar effects, there is a trend decline in the number of hours worked per employee (excluding employees in layoff) by 1.2%. The impact of hours IGC used is equal to 30.3 hours per thousand hours worked, a decrease of 1.8 hours per thousand compared to September 2010. In September the gross earnings per hour worked (seasonally adjusted) decreased from the previous month by 1.2%. In trend terms the raw index decreased by 2.1%. Compared to September 2010, the gross wage per employee (excluding employees in layoff) decreased by 3.2% and labor costs of 2.4%. This reduction is due mainly to the decrease in services and, in particular in the transport and storage (-14.7% due to the postponement of performance bonuses normally paid in September). In the period January-September the gross earnings per employee (excluding employees in layoff) increases over the same period last year by 0.6%, while labor costs increased by 0.8%.