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Average gross wage up by 1.2% in October

Ljubljana, 15 December (STA) - The average gross pay in Slovenia in October stood at EUR 1,821, up by 1.2% nominally on September and by 0.9% in real terms. The average net pay totalled EUR 1,181, a 1% increase in nominal terms at the monthly level and a 0.7% rise in real terms, show the Statistics Office data released on Tuesday.

The monthly increase was most notable in the public sector. The latest figures show the average gross pay in the public sector was up by 2.9%, whereas in the private sector it was up by 0.3%.

The uptick was the highest in healthcare and social care (by 10.2%), also because of higher Covid-19 crisis bonuses, the Statistics Office said.

On the other hand, the average gross pay dropped the most in the hospitality sector (by 9.2%), mostly due to a larger number of furloughed workers and those working part-time.

If the average pay were calculated by the number of employees on the basis of paid hours and regardless of the staff figure, the October average gross pay in healthcare and social care would have increased by 10.4% and dropped by 0.9% in the hospitality sector.

Sector-wise, the average gross pay in October was the highest in electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply (EUR 2,605), followed by financial and insurance services where the figure stood at EUR 2,518.

The October average gross pay was up by 4.6% year-on-year, whereas the average net pay rose by 5.3% on October 2019.

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