Sweden -Labour costs lead the ranking -April 02, 2014

A Eurostat survey reveals that the country’s average hourly labour costs are just over €40 per hour, high enough to land the country at the top of the EU28 charts. Eurostat looked at the average hourly labour costs of companies with ten or more employees across the whole European economy, excluding agriculture and public administration. It found the average cost to be €23.7 in the EU28, a rise of 10.2% since 2008. It also noted that the differences were significant across the continent.

English: http://www.thelocal.se/20140331/sweden-tops-eus-hourly-labour-costs


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