Official figures show that average earnings across the economy fell during the second quarter of this year, though they are still up compared with the same period a year earlier.
The Central Statistics Office said preliminary estimates showed that average weekly earnings were €703.83 in the second quarter, down 1.3 per cent from the first quarter but a rise of 0.5 per cent from a year earlier.
Average hourly earnings were down 2.6 per cent in the...
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