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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Tuesday, 16.07.2019, 23:55

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Latvian Finance Ministry refuses to approve pay rise for teachers due to lack of education reforms

Latvian Finance Ministry refuses to approve pay rise for teachers due to lack of education reforms

07.06.2019

The Finance Ministry would not yet approve the planned pay rise for teachers due to the lack of reforms necessary in the education sector, LETA was told at the Finance Ministry.

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European Commission urges Latvia to reduce tax burden on low-wage earners

European Commission urges Latvia to reduce tax burden on low-wage earners

05.06.2019

In its latest recommendations to Latvia, the European Commission urges to reduce the tax burden on low-income groups, tackle social exclusion and to increase housing and transport affordability, among other things, informed LETA/BNS.

Latvia: Wage increase is driven by businesses' need to attract employees

Latvia: Wage increase is driven by businesses' need to attract employees

03.06.2019

According to the first-quarter data on wages released by the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia, at the beginning of the year the average wage growth decelerated, whereas wages in the private sector continued rising at a steady pace. This indicates that wages have not yet responded to Latvia's economic slowdown in the first quarter of 2019.


Estonia: Wages are growing faster in the public sector than in the private sector

Estonia: Wages are growing faster in the public sector than in the private sector

29.05.2019

Statistics Estonia finds that the average gross wage in the first quarter of this year was 1341 euros a month, which is up 7.9% on a year earlier. The average wage has been rising faster in the public sector than in the private sector since 2017 and this is raising expectations for those working in the private sector. However, wage growth will probably to slow in future for companies to be able to adapt to weaker demand without reducing their staff.

The average wages and salaries in Estonia were 1,341 euros in Q1

The average wages and salaries in Estonia were 1,341 euros in Q1

29.05.2019

According to Statistics Estonia, in the 1st quarter of 2019, the average monthly gross wages and salaries increased by 7.9% compared to the 1st quarter of 2018. In the 1st quarter of 2019, the average hourly gross wages and salaries were 7.90 euros, which is 7% more than in the 1st quarter of 2018.


29.05.2019

Lithuanian women continue to earn less than men

Men's gross monthly wages in Lithuania exceeded those of women by 156.3 euros on average in the first quarter of 2019, according to figures released by Statistics Lithuania.

27.05.2019

Average gross salary in Latvia increased by 7.8% in Q1

Data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that at the beginning of 2019 earnings in the country were growing slower than a year before. In the 1st quarter of 2019, compared to the 1st quarter of 2018, the average monthly gross wages and salaries grew by 7.8 % or EUR 75, reaching EUR 1 036 for full-time work. The annual increase rate recorded in the 1st quarter of 2018 constituted 8.7%, while in other quarters of the year 8.1–8.4%.

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