Average earnings little changed over past year

Average earnings little changed over past year
Earnings have increased in 9 of 13 economic sectors

Biggest rise came in professional, scientific and technical sector

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 quarter,...

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