The average gross earnings in May in Slovenia amounted to EUR 1,892.31, down 2.3% on April nominally and by 3.2% in real terms. The average net wage was EUR 1,244.44, a 1.7% and 2.6% decrease respectively in April, show data released by the Slovenian Statistics Office on Wednesday.
Comparing with the same period last year, average gross earnings increased, in nominal terms by 9.5% and in real terms by 10.8%. The increase was largely the result of temporary stimulus measures related to the Covid-19 epidemic, which were also in place in April.
Compared to April, average gross earnings in May decreased in both sectors, in the private sector by 2.5% and in the public sector by 2.2%. In the institutional sector general government, they decreased by 1.9%.
The highest average gross earnings for May were paid in electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply (EUR 2,589.33).
Compared to gross earnings for April, average gross earnings for May showed the biggest increase in public administration and defence, compulsory social security (by 7.0%), while accommodation and food service activities registered the biggest fall (8.0%).
If average gross earnings for May were calculated by the number of persons in paid employment on the basis of paid hours and not on the basis of the number of persons in paid employment, they would be higher than gross earnings for April in public administration and defence, in compulsory social security by 4.8% and in accommodation and food service activities by 1.0%./ibna