Labor costs in Hungary rose 7.6% in the Q2 from the same period a year earlier, well over the 3.4% increase for the EU27, but under the rise in many neighboring countries, fresh figures published by Eurostat show.
Wage costs in the Czech Republic and Slovakia both grew 7.7% during the period, a hair over Hungary’s rate. But rates in Poland (10.0%) and Romania (23.0%) well exceeded Hungary’s wage growth, as did the increases in Bulgaria and in the three Baltic countries.
Wages in Hungary grew 10.1% and non-wage growth was 7.5%. In the EU27, wages climbed 3.6% and non-wage growth was 2.6%. (MTI-Econews)