Latvia - Wages increased 8.6% compared to last year - June 30, 2018

According to data from the Central Statistical Bureau, the average monthly gross wages and salaries for full-time work grew by 8.6% or 76 euro compared to 2017. Earnings in the private sector rose faster than in the public sector. The increase of the minimum wage from 380 to 430 euro, introduction of progressive income tax, and the changes in the size of non-taxable minimum earlier this year had the most notable influence on the changes in average wages and salaries.

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For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers or Sanne van der Gaag, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) or the Head of communications at the ETUI, Willy De Backer © ETUI


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