Lithuania -Evolution of wages reported -September 7, 2012

Average wage in Lithuania is very low comparing to other EU countries – close to LTL 2,000 (€ 580) per month; moreover during 2008-2010 it decreased by almost 8% on average. In some sectors (e.g., manufacturing) the crisis has affected the number of employees, while in other sectors (e.g., public administration and defence; compulsory social security) it has rather hit the level of wages. Average wage decreased sharply in 2009 and remained relatively stable throughout 2010 and 2011. Gross wage growth remains modest, and net real wage growth was still negative in the second quarter of 2012, a trend that has been continuing for three-and-a-half years.

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