The average nominal monthly wage in December 2013 surged most remarkably in the repair of motor vehicles - by 10.1 percent to €890. The average wage marked a year-over-year increase also in most monitored sectors of economy, the Slovak Statistics Office (ŠÚ) reported on February 11.

The wholesale sector recorded a growth by 3.7 percent to €896, accommodation by 3.6 percent to €603; transportation and storage by 1.6 percent to €830 and the retail sector by 1.2 percent to €591. The ŠÚ also recorded, as quoted by the SITA newswire, an increase in the average wage in restaurants and pubs by 1.1 percent to €367 and in industry by 0.1 percent to €934. A decrease was reported in the ICT sector where the average monthly wage dropped by 11.2 percent to €1,917, in construction by 7.7 percent to €639 and in selected market services by 0.6 percent to €910.

The average real monthly wage bolstered in the last month of 2013 against the same period of 2012 in the sales and maintenance of motor vehicles by 9.7 percent, in the wholesale sector by 3.3 percent, in accommodation by 3.2 percent, in transportation and storage by 1.2 percent, in the retail sector by 0.8 percent and in restaurants and pubs by 0.7 percent. The real average monthly wage went down 11.6 percent in the ICT sector, 8.1 percent in the construction sector, 1 percent in selected market services and 0.3 percent in industry.

(Source: ŠÚ, SITA)
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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