Slovenia: 1.2% month-on-month increase in October 2020 average gross earnings

Slovenia: 1.2% month-on-month increase in October 2020 average gross earnings

Average gross earnings for October 2020 amounted to EUR 1,821.44. Compared to gross earnings for September 2020 they were higher in nominal terms by 1.2% and by 0.9% in real terms. Average net earnings for October 2020 amounted to EUR 1,181.35, higher by 1.0% in nominal terms and by 0.7% in real terms compared to September 2020 net earnings.

Compared to earnings from September 2020, average gross earnings for October 2020 increased in the public sector by 2.9% (in the institutional sector general government by 3.3%), while in the private sector they rose by 0.3%.

The highest average gross earnings for October 2020 were paid in electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply (EUR 2,605.03), followed by financial and insurance activities (EUR 2,518.43).

Compared to earnings for September 2020, average gross earnings for October 2020 increased the most in human health and social work activities (by 10.2%), while recording the steepest dive in accommodation and food service activities (by 9.2%).

“The increase in average gross earnings in human health and social work activities reflected (among other things) higher payment of allowances related to the COVID-19 epidemic, while the decrease in accommodation and food service activities was largely due to the increase in the number of temporarily laid-off employees in the second half of October 2020, alongside the increase in the number of employees who worked part-time,” the Statistical Office of Slovenia announced.

Calculating average gross earnings for October 2020 by the number of persons in paid employment on the basis of paid hours (instead of the basis of the number of persons in paid employment who received earnings), those would appear higher than gross earnings for September 2020 in human health and social work activities (by 10.4%), and lower in accommodation and food service activities (by 0.9%). /ibna