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Employment and average monthly wage in selected sectors of economy in April 2024

Last update: 13.06.2024
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Publisher: Statistical Office of the SR
Topic: Sectoral statistics
Domain: Comprehensive products
Publish Date: 13.06.2024

Wages in sectors continued to grow dynamically in April, but half of them recorded a decrease in employment

Real wages in all 10 monthly monitored sectors increased compared to last year, in half of them the growth rate exceeded 7%. The wages of employees in transportation and storage increased the most, by up to a tenth. While half of the sectors recorded a decrease in the number of employees, employment increased by more than 4% in three sectors.

The average nominal monthly wage1,2) increased year-on-year in all 10 monthly monitored sectors in April 2024. It rose at a double-digit rate in only four of them, namely in transportation and storage by 12.3%, in food and alcoholic beverage service activities by 11.5%, and in industry and retail trade, its growth exceeded 10%. For the second consecutive month, all selected sectors also recorded an increase in real wages, ranging from 0.6% in accommodation to 10% in transportation and storage. A significant wage growth above 7% was exceeded by the food and beverage service activities, industry, retail trade and construction.

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In the first four months of 2024, both nominal and real wages rose in all 10 monthly monitored sectors. A double-digit growth rate of nominal wages above 10% was recorded by industry, transportation and storage, retail trade and food and beverage service activities. The real wage growth ranged from 1.5% in information and communication to 8.3% in industry.

Year-on-year development of employment

Employment2,3) increased year-on-year in 4 of the 10 monthly monitored sectors in April 2024. Increases in the number of employees above the level of 4% were recorded in the sectors of accommodation, selected market services and information and communication. Employment also grew by 2.5% in construction. Industry continued to record a long-term decline in employment, currently by 2.2%. Lower number of employees than last year also worked in transportation and storage, in wholesale and retail trade, and also in food and beverage services activities. Employment did not change year-on-year in sale and repair of motor vehicles.

From January to April 2024, employment grew in 6 out of 10 sectors, the fastest in selected market services by 4.6%. Industry, wholesale, retail trade, as well as transportation and storage recorded year-on-year lower numbers of employees.

Note: Data on employment and wages are obtained from monthly enterprise surveys and are preliminary.

  • 1) wages are without business income, including wages of employees at self-employed persons
  • 2) Due to the change of the methodology - transition to a new base period (from 2015 to 2021), the entire time series of data was recalculated from the publication of data for January 2024 – more in the document Change of the base period and the classification according to kind-of-activity units (PDF - 183 kB)
  • 3) employed persons are employees and entrepreneurs

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The Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic implemented a methodological change - a transition to a new base period (from 2015 to 2021) from the publication of data for January 2024. This change also affected indicators of the employment and wages. In order to monitor the data over a long period of time, the data were recalculated to a new base in the entire time series – more in the document Change of the base period and the classification according to kind-of-activity units (PDF - 183 kB).

Monthly data on nominal wages and employment represent the first preliminary data on wages in selected sectors. The Statistical Office of the SR publishes them only for 10 selected sectors - industry; construction; transport and storage; information and communication; selected market services; internal trade (retail, wholesale, sale and repair of motor vehicles, accommodation, food and beverage service activities). The data are prepared on the basis of monthly business reports.

The reference data on average wages in Slovakia are data for the quarter, which contain data in summary for 19 sectors of the economy (among others. - Education; Health care and social assistance; Professional scientific and technical activities; etc.) and the average wage for the Slovak Republic is also compiled from them. The data are prepared on the basis of quarterly reports.

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