Bulgaria - Labour cost development in 2015 - March 31, 2016

Quarterly labour cost rose by 5.8% in October-December 2015 compared to the same period of 2014, statistics show. A breakdown by economic activities reveals that the highest annual growths in total labour costs were recorded in ‘Administrative and support service activities’ (14.2%), ‘Real estate activities’ and ‘Construction’ (11.0%). The lowest increase in total labour costs was observed in ‘Water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities’ and ‘Transportation and storage’ by 2.3% and 2.5% respectively. In the structure of the total labour costs, the wages and salaries costs per hour worked grew by 5.9% in comparison with a year earlier, while the other (non-wage) costs rose by 5.2%.

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