Decrease in real wages and in the number of employees

By: trademagazin Date: 2009. 10. 22. 00:03

According to the Central Statistical Office; The gross average earnings in the first eight months of 2009 decreased by 1.3 percent, the net average earnings by 1.6 percent, compared to a year earlier.

The real wages, beside 3.8 percent prices increase are 2.1 percent below the previous year’s datas. In January-August of 2009, 740 thousand people was working in the public sector and 1 million 835 thousand in the competitive sector.This means a 4.1 percent decrease  in the number of employees, over the same period of the previous year.
On a national level, the average net earning was 122 000 HUF, (including physical workers salary of 90 100 HUF, and intellectual workers’ 154 900 HUF wage).

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