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Wages up in December

THE AVERAGE nominal monthly wage in December 2013 surged in the repair of motor vehicles by 10.1 percent, to €890. The average wage also marked a year-on-year increase in most monitored sectors of economy, the Slovak Statistics Office (ŠÚ) reported on February 11.

THE AVERAGE nominal monthly wage in December 2013 surged in the repair of motor vehicles by 10.1 percent, to €890. The average wage also marked a year-on-year increase in most monitored sectors of economy, the Slovak Statistics Office (ŠÚ) reported on February 11.

The wholesale sector recorded growth at 3.7 percent to €896, accommodation by 3.6 percent to €603, transportation and storage by 1.6 percent to €830 and retail by 1.2 percent to €591. The ŠÚ also recorded, as quoted by the SITA newswire, an increase in the average wage in restaurants and pubs by 1.1 percent to €367 and in industry by 0.1 percent to €934.

A decrease was reported in the ICT sector, where the average monthly wage dropped by 11.2 percent to €1,917, in construction by 7.7 percent to €639 and in selected market services by 0.6 percent to €910.

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