Average nominal monthly salaries in June grew most year-on-year in information and telecommunications, by 9.1 percent, the Slovak Statistics Office (ŠÚ) announced on Wednesday, August 10. Growth was also seen in the following sectors: selected market services (6.4 percent), construction (5.4 percent), and industry (2.1 percent). The remaining monitored sectors reported growth of less than 1 percent. Information and communication activities also generated the highest increase in real average monthly salaries: 5 percent year-on-year in June. Selected market services followed with growth of 2.4 percent, then construction with 1.4 percent.
"They [real salaries] fell in transport and warehousing by 4.2 percent, in wholesale by 4 percent, in retail by 3.6 percent, in restaurant and pubs by 3.5 percent, in accommodation by 3.3 percent, in sales and maintenance of motor vehicles by 3.1 percent, and in industry by 1.7 percent," according to the statistics, as quoted by the TASR newswire.
When it came to figures for the first half of 2011, employees in information and telecommunications services had the highest average nominal monthly salaries, at €1,639. Other average salaries were: in selected market services (€799), in wholesale (€732), in sales and maintenance of motor vehicles (€717), in transport and warehousing (€696), in construction (€577), in accommodation (€549), and in retail (€542). The lowest nominal monthly salary was paid to restaurant and bar employees, who earned €356 gross on average.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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11. Aug 2011 at 10:00