Bulgaria's avg gross monthly wage up in Q1

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The average gross monthly wage in Bulgaria rose by 9% year-on-year to BGN 1,593 (EUR 815) in the first quarter of 2022, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) in Sofia said in a statement on Friday.

On a quarterly comparison basis, the average gross monthly wage slid by 1.2% in the January-March period, according to the report.

The highest average wage, of BGN 4,060 (EUR 2,065) was recorded in the information and communications sector, followed by financial and insurance activities with BGN 2,540.

By contrast, the accommodation and food services sector had the lowest gross wage, of BGN 964 (EUR 492.9).

On an annual comparison basis, the average monthly wages in the public sector edged up by 1.8% whereas those in the private sector added 11.6%. 

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