KSH: Gross wages up 3.3%

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The average gross wage in Hungary rose by 3.3% to HUF 237,539 in October from the same month a year earlier, while net earnings rose at the same pace to HUF 155,587, according to the Central Statistics Office’s (KSH) report published today.

KSH added, that excluding the 178,500 Hungarians in fostered work programs, the average gross wage climbed by 5.0% to HUF 249,458, while net wages rose at the same clip to HUF 163,394.

According to KSH, the number of fostered workers accounted for approximately 6.3% of all employed Hungarians in October. Those fostered workers in full-time jobs — nearly all of them — earned on average gross HUF 78,043 during the month. Their wage rose 1.4% in one year.

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