Ljubljana, 16 March (STA) - Slovenians earned EUR 1,172.56 in average take-home pay in January, 3.5% down in nominal terms from December in what is a seasonal decline, but up 5.1% compared to monthly earnings in January 2019.
Releasing fresh figures in Monday, the Statistics Office noted that the decrease in average earnings was mostly due to the Christmas bonus and 13th month payment included in December pay.
January average gross earnings, paid out in February, amounted to EUR 1,806.50, 2.6% lower in nominal terms and 1.7% lower in real terms than December pay.
The decrease in the public sector was 3.6% and the decrease in the private sector was 2.1%.
Year-on-year, average gross pay for January increased in nominal terms by 4.5% and in real terms by 2.4%.
The highest average pay was paid in electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply; they amounted to EUR 2,687.67 gross and EUR 1,679.74 net.