Hourly labour cost in Bulgaria rose by 10.2% in Q1 2020


Latest National Statistical Institute data show that the total hourly labour cost rose by 10.2% compared to the first quarter of 2019.

The total hourly labour cost grew by 9.0% in industry, by 9.2% in services and by 8.1% in construction.

The highest annual growths in total labour costs were recorded in ”Education” – 25.9%, ”Real estate activities” – 23.2% and ”Accommodation and food service activities” by 13.5%.

Lowest annual growth is just 3.4% and is registered in ”Mining and quarrying” field.

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