The average nominal monthly salary in Slovakia reached €793 between April and June, with its rate of growth falling from the 3.2 percent year-on-year recorded during the first three months of the year to 1.5 percent, the Slovak Statistics Office (ŠÚ) reported on its website on Thursday, September 6.
"The fall in real wages deepened from 0.6 percent during the first three months of the year to 1.9 percent between April-June," the office reported, as quoted by the TASR newswire. Nominal salaries increased by 0.1 percent quarter-on-quarter after seasonal effects were taken into account. The April-June period saw employees of the financial and insurance sector receiving the highest average monthly salary (€1,644). Next came employees in electricity and gas supplies, on €1,537, and those in IT and communications, on €1,510.
Average monthly salaries were lower than the average in nine cases. The lowest salaries were recorded among those employed in accommodation, restaurants and pubs (€480), in other activities (€583), and in the arts, entertainment and recreation (€590). Average nominal salaries rose in most sectors year-on-year. The highest average increases were recorded in real estate (6.4 percent) and in health and social care (6.2 percent).
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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7. Sep 2012 at 10:00