Bulgaria -Data on employment and wages -May 10, 2013

NSI, the statistical office has updated the figures on employment and pay. In the first quarter of 2013 the average monthly wages and salaries decreased by 3.1% in comparison with the fourth quarter of 2012. The highest decrease in wages and salaries was reported in ‘arts, entertainment and recreation’ (-17.9%), ‘education’ (-10.1%) and in ‘professional, scientific and technical activities’ (-7.2%). Compared to the 1st quarter of 2012, the average monthly wages and salaries in the 1st quarter of 2013 rose by 4.3%. At the end of March 2013, as compared to March 2012, the number of employees under direct employment contracts declined by 24.9 thousands or 1.1%. The highest decrease in absolute figures was observed in manufacturing and in accommodation and food service activities.

English: http://www.nsi.bg/EPDOCS/EmplsSalary2013 ...  

 

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