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EMPLOYMENT NOTES

Employment drops, but wages increase

The number of employees dropped by 1.6 percent in industry, 1.2 percent in the construction sector, 0.6 percent in the retail sector, and 4.4 percent in the transportation sector in the first nine months of this year. The average nominal wage grew 13.2 percent to 9,184 Sk in industry, 16.7 percent to 9,529 Sk in construction, and 13.9 percent to 9,874 Sk in transportation. Real wages grew 6.7 percent in industry, 10.0 percent in construction, and 7.4 percent in transport.

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