Estonia -Statistical office presents wage data -November 26, 2013

In the 3rd quarter of 2013, the average monthly gross wages were €930 and the average hourly gross wages were €5.58. Compared to the 3rd quarter of 2012, the average monthly gross wages increased 8.8% and the average hourly gross wages increased 7.1%. Real wages, which take into account the influence of the change in the consumer price index, increased 5.8% in the 3rd quarter of 2013. Compared to the same quarter of 2012, real wages increased for the ninth quarter in succession. The average monthly labour costs per employee increased the most in information and communication (13.9%) and the average hourly labour costs increased the most in transportation and storage (11.0%), whilst these costs per employee decreased the most in arts and entertainment (2.9%) and recreation (6.0%).



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