Take-home pay increases for minimum wage earners despite reduction of hours

The average number of hours worked by minimum wage employees has fallen by almost one hour a week as pay has risen, according to a new report

12th January, 2022
Take-home pay increases for minimum wage earners despite reduction of hours
The government last year approved the recommendation from the Low Pay Commission to increase the national minimum wage to €10.50 per hour in 2022. Picture: Getty

Average take-home pay increased for minimum wage employees despite a reduction in hours, a new analysis has found.

Since 2016, the minimum wage rate has increased in Ireland on a yearly basis as a result of recommendations from the Low Pay Commission. Last year, the government approved the recommendation from the Low Pay Commission to increase the national minimum wage to €10.50 per hour in 2022.

The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) was commissioned by the...

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