Germany -Labour cost ranked 8th in the EU -March 26, 2013

A report from the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) states that employers of the private sector paid an average €31.00 per hour worked in 2012. In the report it is said that the labour cost level in Germany ranked eighth in the EU. Employers of the private sector paid 32% more per hour worked than the EU average, but 11% less than, for example, neighbour country France. Sweden recorded the highest labour costs per hour worked with €41.90 and Bulgaria the lowest with €3.70. In each year of the period from 2001 to 2010, the labour cost growth in the German private sector was below the EU average.

English: https://www.destatis.de/EN/PressServices/Press/pr/2013/03 ...

 

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