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Hourly labour costs ranged from €4.4 to €42.0 across the EU Member States in 2016

Hourly labour costs ranged from €4.4 to €42.0 across the EU Member States in 2016

In 2016, average hourly labour costs in the whole economy (excluding agriculture and public administration) were estimated to be €25.4 in the European Union (EU) and €29.8 in the euro area. However, this average masks significant gaps between EU Member States, with the lowest hourly labour costs recorded in Bulgaria (€4.4), Romania (€5.5), Lithuania (€7.3), Latvia (€7.5), Hungary (€8.3) and Poland (€8.6), and the highest in Denmark (€42.0), Belgium (€39.2), Sweden (€38.0), Luxembourg (€36.6) and France (€35.6).

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Release date: 06/04/2017

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Product Code: 3-06042017-AP
Theme: Population and social conditions
Collection: News releases