Ljubljana, 16 August (STA) - The average wage in Slovenia in June was EUR 1,717.78 gross or EUR 1,107.96 net, with the former being down by 0.9% in real terms compared to May and the latter by 0.8%, the Statistics Office reported on Friday.
The average net wage in June was up by 0.3% in the public sector, while it was down by 1% in the private sector.
Sector-wise, it was down the most on the monthly level in mining and quarrying (-3.7%), while it increased the most in the electricity, gas and steam supply (+9.5%).
In the first half of the year, the average gross wage in Slovenia was up 2.8% in real terms and by 4.3% nominally. The average net wage was up nominally by 3.6% and by 2.1% in real terms.
The average net wage in the January-June period was up both in the public sector and private sector, by 4.5% and 3.3%, respectively.
It was up in all activities except in mining and quarrying, where it decreased by 3.6%. It reached the highest amount in the electricity, gas and steam supply (EUR 1,594.14).
In the first six months of the year, the average net wage was up the most in companies in the Southeast Slovenia statistical region, by 5.4% gross and by 4.5% net.
Residents of the Central Slovenia statistical region nevertheless still had the highest average wage - EUR 1,914.43 gross and EUR 1,215.92 net.