Census 2016 recruitment affects earnings figures

Average earnings fell slightly in first quarter of 2016

26th May, 2016
Census 2016 staff were recruited on lower than average paid hours Pic RollingNews.ie

Official figures show that

average weekly earnings fell slightly in the first three months of this year, but were still 1.1 per cent ahead of the same period last year. The figures were affected by the recruitment of temporary staff for Census 2016.

The Central Statistics Office said average weekly earnings in the first quarter were €707.99, up from €700.63 a year earlier. This was a 0.3 per cent...

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