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Wages Down in June after Three-Month Rise

Ljubljana, 18 August (STA) - Average wages declined marginally in June, ending a three-month growth spurt, but they were still higher on the annual level, according to the latest data by the Statistics Office.

The average gross wage, at EUR 1,521.4, dropped 0.7% in nominal terms over the month before but was still 1.7% higher than in June 2013.

The average gross wage fell below 1000 euros for the first time since March 2014. It stood at EUR 995.6, down 0.5% in nominal terms and up 1.3% year-on-year.

Net wages were highest in central Slovenia, where they were 8.5% above the national average, while Pomurje had the lowest wages, at just over EUR 900.

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