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Average gross monthly earnings in Lithuania increased by 1.9%

Jonas Markelevičius, Statistics Lithuania, 24.02.2011.Print version
Statistics Lithuania informs that average gross monthly earnings in the whole economy (less individual enterprises) in IV quarter 2010 amounted to LTL 2121.5 and, compared to III quarter 2010, increased by 1.9%. In IV quarter 2010, average gross monthly earnings in the public sector* amounted to LTL 2251.2 and, compared to III quarter 2010, increased by 3.4%, in the private sector – LTL 2032.5, and, compared to III quarter 2010, increased by 0.8%.

The increase in average gross monthly earnings in IV quarter 2010 was influenced by higher irregular bonuses, premiums and one-off monetary allowances, etc. The most noticeable increase in earnings was observed in enterprises engaged in mining and quarrying (by 8.8%), transportation and storage (5.2%), human health and social work activities (5.2%).

 

Over a year (IV quarter 2010, compared to IV quarter 2009), average gross monthly earnings in the whole economy and in the public sector increased by 0.2 and 1.9%, respectively, while in the private sector it decreased by 1%.

 

Fig. 1. Average monthly earnings** in the whole economy in 2009–2010, by quarter

 

In IV quarter 2010, compared to the previous quarter, there were no considerable changes in the number of employees  a 0.1% decrease was observed); over a year it increased by 0.2%.

 

* Public sector covers budgetary institutions and organizations (educational, health care, social work, cultural, public administration, etc.), as well as public institutions, enterprises where state and municipal property makes up 50 or more% of authorised capital.

 

Fig. 2. Indices of average monthly earnings* in the whole economy, 2009–2010,

by quarter, respective quarter of the previous year – 100%

 

Average net monthly earnings in the whole economy (less individual enterprises) in IV quarter 2010 amounted to LTL 1649.8, in the public sector – LTL 1744.4, in the private sector – LTL 1584.8. In IV quarter 2010, compared to III quarter 2010, average net monthly earnings increased: in the whole economy – by 1.8, in the public sector – 3.2, in the private sector – 0.7%. Over a year, net earnings increased in the whole economy and in the public sector by 0.1 and 1.8%, respectively, while in the private sector it decreased by 0.9%.

 

Real earnings in IV quarter 2010, compared to III quarter 2010, increased in the whole economy and in the public sector by 0.8 and 2.2%, respectively, while in the private sector it decreased by 0.3%. Over a year, real earnings decreased: in the whole economy – by 2.9, in the public sector – 1.3, in the private sector – 3.9%. 

 

Fig. 3. Average gross monthly earnings* in the whole economy by economic activity

2009 and IV quarter 2010

* Less individual enterprises.


Table 1. Average monthly earnings* by sector and sex of the employees, IV quarter 2010, LTL

Gross

Net

total

males

females

total

males

 

2121.5

2289.4

1969.5

1649,8

1772.3

 

2251.2

2520.6

2107.3

1744.4

1941.1

 

2032.5

2191.1

1828.6

1584.8

1700.6

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 Table 2. Indices of average monthly earnings* by sector and sex of the employees, IV quarter 2010 

 

 

Previous quarter – 100%

Respective quarter of the previous year – 100%

total

males

females

total

males

females

Gross

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whole economy

101.9

101.5

102.4

100.2

98.5

101.5

Public sector

103.4

102.3

104.0

101.9

100.9

102.5

Private sector

100.8

101.0

100.5

99.0

97.6

100.6

Net

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whole economy

101.8

101.4

102.2

100.1

98.5

101.4

Public sector

103.2

102.2

103.7

101.8

100.9

102.3

Private sector

100.7

100.9

100.5

99.1

97.7

100.5

Real

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whole economy

100.8

100.4

101.2

97.1

95.5

98.4

Public sector

102.2

101.2

102.7

98.7

97.9

99.2

Private sector

99.7

99.9

99.5

96.1

94.8

97.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Less individual enterprises. 

 

Table 3. Minimum rates** and consumer price indices, 2010, by quarter 

 

Basic monthly wage, LTL

Minimum monthly wage, LTL

Minimum hourly pay, LTL

Indices, previous quarter – 100%

Consumer price indices

of the basic monthly wage

of the minimum monthly wage

of the minimum hourly pay

previous quarter – 100%

respective quarter of the previous year – 100%

I Q

122

800

4.85

100.0

100.0

100.0

101.1

99.7

II Q

122

800

4.85

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.7

100.7

III Q

122

800

4.85

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.2

101.8

IV Q

122

800

4.85

100.0

100.0

100.0

101.0

103.1

** Rates set by the Government of the Republic of Lithuania.







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