Bulgaria - Labour cost data published - June 30, 2016

The national statistical office NSI announced that the total hourly labour cost rose by 7.7% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2016. In March, the NSI reported a 5.8% year-on-year increase in labour cost for the fourth quarter of 2015. In January-March 2016, the total hourly labour cost grew by 8.6% in industry, 7.0% in services and 8.4% in construction. In the structure of labour costs, the wages and salaries costs per hour worked grew by 7.6% in comparison with the first quarter of 2015, while non-wage costs (the actual and imputed social insurance contribution paid by employers plus taxes regarded as labour costs) rose by 7.8%.

English: http://www.novinite.com/articles/175042/Hourly+Labour+Costs … 

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