EU Sources - Workers in nine EU countries earn less than in 2010 - March 31, 2018

The annual ETUI report ‘Benchmarking Europe 2018’ examines ‘real wages’, i.e. the value when cost of living is taken into account. It shows that workers in nine EU countries – Italy, UK, Spain, Belgium, Greece, Portugal, Finland, Croatia and Cyprus – are earning less in 2017 than they did in 2010. Working people in six of those countries – Italy, UK, Spain, Belgium, Greece and Finland – also earned less in 2017 than they did in 2016. Salaries have tumbled by as much as 20% between 2010 and 2017. Greek workers suffered the biggest loss of real wages with minus 19%.

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