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Employment and average monthly wage in selected sectors of economy in May 2020

Employment and average monthly wage in selected sectors of economy in May 2020

Last update: 13.07.2020
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Publisher: Headquarters Bratislava
Topic: Sectoral statistics
Domain: Comprehensive products
Publish Date: 13.07.2020

 

A decrease in employment and wages, which was reflected in the two previous months, has not stopped even in May. Accommodation and food services continued to be affected by the negative development. Employment increased only in information and communication, wages rose only in retail trade.

Employment

In May 2020 compared with May 2019, employment increased only in information and communication activities by 5,2 %. It decreased in accommodation by 18,9 %, in food and beverage service activities by 12,2 %, in construction by 8 %, industry by 6,6 %, retail trade by 5,5 %, sale and repair of motor vehicles by 5,1 %, selected market services by 4,1 %, wholesale by 3,9 % and in transportation and storage by 2,4 %.

In the first five months of 2020, compared with the corresponding period in 2019, employment rose, on average, in information and communication by 5,1 % and in transportation and storage by 0,3 %. It decreased in industry by 4,5 %, accommodation and food service activities equally by 4,2 %, retail trade by 3,6 %, construction by 2,7 %, wholesale by 2,2 %, sale and repair of motor vehicles by 1,6 % and in selected market services by 0,9 %.

Average monthly wage

In May 2020 compared with May 2019, the average nominal monthly wage increased in selected market services by 0,5 % (reached EUR 794). It decreased significantly in accommodation by 32,1 % (EUR 536),  but a fall was recorded also in other activities:   in transportation and storage by 9,9 % (EUR 976), food and beverage service activities by 9,5 % (EUR 478), sale and repair of motor vehicles by 8,1 % (EUR 967), industry by 2,7 % (EUR 1 231), wholesale by 2,6 % (EUR 1 022), construction by 2,4 % (EUR 726), selected market services by 2,2 % (EUR 1 000) and in information and communication activities by 0,3 % (EUR 1 977).

In May 2020, the average real monthly wage fell in all the surveyed sectors year-on-year, the most in accommodation by 33,4 %. In transportation and storage it decreased by 11,7 %, food and beverage service activities by 11,3 %, in sale and repair of motor vehicles by 9,9 %, industry by 4,6 %, wholesale by 4,5 %, construction by 4,3 %, selected market services by 4,1 %, information and communication activities by 2,3 % and in retail trade by 1,5 %.

In the first five months of 2020, compared with the corresponding period in 2019, the wage increased, on average, in retail trade by 4,8 % (reached EUR 785), food and beverage service activities by 2,8 % (EUR 519), selected market services by 2,3 % (EUR 1 019), wholesale by 2,2 % (EUR 1 045), information and communication activities by 1,4 % (EUR 2 017), construction by 0,4 % (EUR 723). It dropped in accommodation by 9,4 % (EUR 685), sale and repair of motor vehicles by 1,7 % (EUR 1 018), transportation and storage by 0,8 % (EUR 997) and in industry by 0,3 % (EUR 1 149).

The real monthly wage rose year-on-year, in retail trade by 2,2 % and in food and beverage service activities by 0,3 %. It dropped in accommodation by 11,6 %, sale and repair of motor vehicles by 4,1 %, transportation and storage by 3,2 %, industry by 2,7 %, construction by 2 %, information and communication activities by 1,1 %, wholesale by 0,3 % and in selected market services by 0,2 %.

Note: preliminary data; according to monthly survey; employed persons are employees and entrepreneurs; wages excluding entrepreneur´s incomes, including wages of employees employed by tradesmen.

We thank all enterprises that fulfilled their reporting obligation, even in the current difficult situation and provided the Statistical Office of the SR with primary data required for the compilation of current statistics.

 

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