Gross wages rose 1.3% and net wages were up 1.4% in the first seven months as compared to the same period of last year, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said on Wednesday.
In H1 gross wages grew 1.3% and net wages added 1% year-on-year.
In the first seven months gross wages rose 4.9% at businesses and dropped 6.9% yr/yr in the public sector.
The fall in the public sector mostly reflected changes in the payment of annual bonuses.
Calculating with twelve-month inflation of 3.6% in the first seven months, real wages fell 2.1% year-on-year. In H1 real wages were 2.2% lower than a year ago.(MTI-ECONEWS)