Bulgaria -Labour cost index 1st quarter 2015 -June 19, 2015

Preliminary data indicates that total hourly labour cost rose by 6.9%.

Preliminary data of the statistical office NSI for the first quarter of 2015 indicate that the total hourly labour cost rose by 6.9% compared to the first quarter of 2014. The total hourly labour cost grew by 5.6% in industry, by 8.6% in services and by 7.1% in construction. The breakdown by economic activities shows that the highest annual growths in total labour costs are recorded in ‘Administrative and support service activities’ (15.2%), ‘Professional, scientific and technical activities’ (12.1%) and ‘Arts, entertainment and recreation’ (10.1%).

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