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ICT sector in Slovakia paid highest wages during first five months of 2012

People working in the area of information and communication technologies (ICT) received the highest average nominal monthly wages over the first five months of this year, amounting to €1,713. Employees in industry earned €829, selected market services €792, the wholesale sector €750, maintenance and distribution of motor vehicles €739, transportation and storage €719, construction €581, accommodation €560, the retail sector €553 and pubs and restaurants €360, the Slovak Statistics Office (ŠÚ) reported on Wednesday, July 11.

People working in the area of information and communication technologies (ICT) received the highest average nominal monthly wages over the first five months of this year, amounting to €1,713. Employees in industry earned €829, selected market services €792, the wholesale sector €750, maintenance and distribution of motor vehicles €739, transportation and storage €719, construction €581, accommodation €560, the retail sector €553 and pubs and restaurants €360, the Slovak Statistics Office (ŠÚ) reported on Wednesday, July 11.

In annual terms, the real monthly wage for five months went up in ICT by 2.4 percent, in industry by 1 percent and in transportation and storage by 0.5 percent. Real wages fell in selected market services by 3.9 percent, in pubs and restaurants by 2.8 percent, in construction by 1.8 percent and in both retail sales and accommodation by 1.4 percent. Compared with the same period of 2011, the average monthly nominal wage in the January-June period grew in the ICT sector by 6.2 percent, in industry by 4.7 percent, and in transport and storage by 4.2 percent, the SITA newswire reported, citing the ŠÚ. The average wage grew in repair and distribution of motor vehicles by 3.4 percent, in the wholesale sector by 2.7 percent and in both retail sales and accommodation by 2.2 percent. On the other hand, nominal average wages declined 0.3 percent in selected market services.

Source: SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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