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Average Wage in Bulgaria – Up by Nearly 10%
11 08 2017
According to the preliminary data of the National Statistical Institute (NSI) at the end of June 2017 the number of employees under labour contract increased by 63.4 thousand or 2.8% as compared to the end of March 2017 and reached 2.34 million.
The highest increase was observed in seasonal economic activities: ‘Accommodation and food service activities’ - 44.9%, ‘Arts, entertainment and recreation’ - 11.9% and ‘Agriculture, forestry and fishing’ - 7.3%. The highest decrease of the number of employees was recorded in ‘Education’ - by 3.0%. In the structure of employees by economic activities the biggest relative share of employees was in ‘Manufacturing’ - 21.9% and ‘Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles’ - 16.8%.
The highest increase at the end of June 2017 as compared to June 2016 in absolute figures was registered in economic activity ‘Information and communication’ - by 4.1 thousand and in percentages - in ‘Arts, entertainment and recreation’- by 9.0%.
The average monthly wages and salaries of the employees under labour contract in April was 1 060 leva, in May - 1 035 leva and in June 2017 - 1 027 leva.
In the second quarter of 2017 in comparison with the first quarter of 2017 the average monthly wages and salaries increased by 3.4% getting 1 040 leva. The highest increase in wages and salaries was reported in ‘Financial and insurance activities’ - by 7.6%, and ‘Construction’ and ‘Mining and quarrying’ - by 7.3%.
Compared to the second quarter of 2016 the average monthly wages and salaries in the second quarter of 2017 rose by 9.9%.
Sofia News Agency