Here's how much Irish labour workers get paid compared to their European counterparts
Some very interesting figures here.
According to recent stats released by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, the average hourly labour costs (excluding agriculture and public administration) were estimated to be €24.6 in the European Union.
However, as Eurostat reports, “this average masks significant gaps between EU Member States, with the lowest hourly labour costs recorded in Bulgaria (€3.8), Romania (€4.6), Lithuania (€6.5) and Latvia (€6.6) and the highest in Denmark (€40.3), Belgium (€39.1), Sweden (€37.4) and Luxembourg (€35.9).”
That means there’s a whopping €36.5 in the difference between the best paid and the least paid labourers in Europe. Wowsers.
So where does Ireland sit on the list?
According to Eurostat, on average Irish labourers get paid €29.8, which is just above the EU average of €24.6.
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