Average weekly earnings drop 1.5%

Average weekly earnings fell to €689.54 in the fourth quarter of 2011 from €699.94 a year earlier, the Central Statistics Office said today.

2nd March, 2012

Average weekly earnings fell to €689.54 in the fourth quarter of 2011 from €699.94 a year earlier, the Central Statistics Office said today.

This decrease of 1.5 per cent over the year compares with a revised increase of 0.4 per cent in the year to the third quarter of 2011.

Over three years public sector earnings fell by €50.91 per week or 5.3 per cent, compared with a decrease of €29.21 (or 4.5 per cent) per week in private...

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