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Nominal wages up in all sectors in May

THE AVERAGE nominal monthly wages were in May 2006 higher than a year ago in all sectors of the Slovak economy, according to the Slovak Statistics Office.

The highest growth of nominal wages was recorded in the car sale and maintenance sectors, where it rose 12.9 percent. Nominal wages also rose 10.9 percent in the retail sector, 9.9 percent in the transport sector, 9.1 percent in real estate, rental, trade activities and other services, and 9 percent in industry.

On average, since the beginning of the year, telecommunication sector employees received the highest average nominal wage of Sk37,515. The lowest wage was in hotels and restaurants with Sk10,272 per month, SITA wrote.

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