Bulgaria Reports 879 Levs Average Monthly Salary in Q2 (ROUNDUP)

Bulgaria Reports 879 Levs Average Monthly Salary in Q2 (ROUNDUP)

According to the preliminary data of Bulgaria’s National Statistical Institute, in the end of June 2015 the number of employed people under labour contract has increased by 80,900 or 3.6% as compared to the end of March 2015 and reached 2.31 million.
The highest increase was observed in seasonal economic activities: ‘Accommodation and food service activities’ - 58.7%, ‘Arts, entertainment and recreation’ - 10.4% and ‘Agriculture, forestry and fishing’ - 7.2%. Decrease of employees was recorded in ‘Education’ - 2.6%.
In the structure of employees by economic activities the biggest relative share of employees was in ‘Manufacturing’ - 21.5% and ‘Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles’ - 16.9%.
In the end of June 2015 as compared to June 2014 the number of employees under labour contract has increased by 10,200 or 0.4%.
The highest increase in absolute figures was observed in economic activities ‘Information and communication’ – 6,000, ‘Manufacturing’ – 5,100 and ‘Construction’ – 2,800.
In percentages the highest increase was in ‘Information and communication’ - 8.5% and ‘Agriculture, forestry and fishing’ - by 3.6%. The highest decrease in the end of June 2015 as compared to June 2014 was registered in economic activity ‘Administrative and support service activities’ - by 4,600 and in percentages - in ‘Real estate activities’- by 4.9%.
The average monthly wage and salary of the employees under labour contract in Bulgaria in April was 897 levs, in May – 873 levs, and in June 2015 – 868 levs.

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