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Employment and average monthly wage in selected sectors of economy in March 2020

Employment and average monthly wage in selected sectors of economy in March 2020

Last update: 11.05.2020
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Publisher: Headquarters Bratislava
Topic: Sectoral statistics
Domain: Comprehensive products
Publish Date: 11.05.2020

 


Employment and wage statistics is changed in March 2020. Employment fell in most sectors, rising only in information and communication and transportation and storage. Only half of sectors recorded an increase in the average monthly wage.

Employment

In March 2020 compared with March 2019, the employment increased in information and communication by 4,6 % and in transportation and storage by 1,1 %. It decreased in industry by 3,6 %, retail trade by 3,5 %, food and beverage service activities by 3 %, accommodation by 2,3 %, wholesale by 1,8 %, sale and repair of motor vehicles by 1,4 %, construction by 0,9 % and in selected market services by 0,8 %.

In the first three months of 2020, compared with the corresponding period in 2019, employment rose, on average, in information and communication by 5,3 %, accommodation by 2,1 %, transportation and storage by 1,7 %, selected market services by 1,5 %, construction and food and beverage service activities equally by 0,2 %. It decreased in retail trade by 2,6 %, industry by 2,5 %, wholesale by 1,1 % and in sale and repair of motor vehicles by 0,2 %.

Average monthly wage

In March 2020 compared with March 2019, the average nominal monthly wage increased in food and beverage service activities by 7,5 % (reached EUR 528), wholesale by 4,1 % (EUR 1 082), retail trade by 4 % (EUR 777), industry by 2,5 % (EUR 1 156) and in information and communication by 2 % (EUR 2 227). It decreased in accommodation by 6,9 % (EUR 704), sale and repair of motor vehicles by 2,3 % (EUR 997), construction by 2,1 % (EUR 712),  selected market services by 0,9 % (EUR 1 034) and in  transportation and storage by 0,4 % (EUR 987).

In March 2020, the average real monthly wage rose in food and beverage service activities by 5,1 %, wholesale by 1,8 %, retail trade by 1,7 % and in industry by 0,2 % year-on-year. It fell in accommodation by 9 %, sale and repair of motor vehicles by 4,5 %, construction by 4,3 %, selected market services by 3,1 %, transportation and storage by 2,6 % and in information and communication by 0,3 %.

In the first three months of 2020, compared with the corresponding period in 2019, the wage increased, on average, in food and beverage service activities by 10,9 % (reached EUR 550), retail trade by 7,2 % (EUR 790), industry by 4,8 % (EUR 1 155),  wholesale by 4,3 % (EUR 1 063), transportation and storage by 4 % (EUR 1 016), selected market services by 3,9 % (EUR 1 031), information and communication by 3,4 % (EUR 2 037),   accommodation by 2,9 % (EUR 770), construction by 2,3 % (EUR 723) and in sale and repair of motor vehicles by 1,3 % (EUR 1 046).

The real monthly wage increased in food and beverage service activities by 7,9 % retail trade by 4,3 %, industry by 1,9 %, wholesale by 1,5 %, transportation and storage by 1,2 %, selected market services by 1,1 %, information and communication by 0,6 % and accommodation by 0,1 % year-on-year. It decreased in sale and repair of motor vehicles by 1,5 % and in construction by 0,5 %.

Note: preliminary data; according to monthly survey; employed persons are employees and entrepreneurs; wages excluding entrepreneur´s incomes, including wages of employees employed by tradesmen.

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