Estonia -First real wage growth in 2.5 years -November 25, 2011

Having declined for 11 straight quarters, real wages finally began showing growth in the third quarter 2011, even though the average monthly salary decreased compared to the previous quarter. Real wages grew by a modest 1.2% in the third quarter compared to the same period in 2010, according to Statistics Estonia. Most analysts had predicted a rise in purchasing power, but pay adjusted for inflation was still at a 1% decline in the second quarter. Hourly wages not adjusted for inflation increased by 4.7% compared to 6.6% for the average monthly salary since last year.



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