Bulgaria's March Avg Monthly Salary Rises 4.9% M/M

Bulgaria's March Avg Monthly Salary Rises 4.9% M/M

The average monthly salary in Bulgaria rose by 4.9% month-on-month to 754 levs ($498.5/385.5 euro) in March, the National Statistics Institute said.

In the first quarter of 2012 the average monthly salary increased to 731 levs, up by 8.9% compared to a year earlier, the statistics office said in a statement on Friday.

In the three months through March the average monthly salary in the public sector grew by an annual 3.6%, while in the private sector it was up by 11.1%.

The highest annual increase in the average monthly salary in the first quarter, by 18.7%, was registered in information and communications services.

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