Austria -Statistics on first half of 2013 -October 03, 2013

Statistics Austria published labour market data on the first half of 2013 that indicate that average wages and salaries per employee increased by 2.1% for trade enterprises and by 3.1% for employees of services enterprises, compared to the first half year 2012. Average hours worked per employee were constant in trade and decreased slightly by -0.8% for services enterprises. The number of persons employed decreased by 0.4% in trade and by 0.8% in services compared to the first half 2012.




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