Labour costs growth in Romania, Bulgaria highest in EU in 2019

Labour costs growth in Romania, Bulgaria highest in EU in 2019

Romania and Bulgaria recorded the highest increase in hourly labour costs in 2019 among European Union member states, the bloc's statistical office said.
Labour costs in Romania rose 13.1% in 2019, while in Bulgaria they grew by 11.7%, Eurostat said in a statement on Tuesday.
However, the two countries still had the lowest hourly labour costs in the EU last year - of 6 euro in Bulgaria and 7.7 euro in Romania.
Elsewhere in Southeast Europe, hourly labour costs in Croatia rose by 3.4% to 11.1 euro last year, while they added 5.1% to 19 euro in Slovenia.

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