European Union Hourly Labour Costs, 2017, Eurostat

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Press Release:  09 April 2018 - 4 Page(s)
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In 2017, average hourly labour costs in the whole economy (excluding agriculture and public administration) were estimated to be €26.8 in the European Union (EU) and €30.3 in the euro area. However, this average masks significant gaps between EU Member States, with the lowest hourly labour costs recorded in Bulgaria (€4.9),
Romania (€6.3), Lithuania (€8.0), Latvia (€8.1), Hungary (€9.1) and Poland (€9.4), and the highest in Denmark (€42.5), Belgium (€39.6), Luxembourg (€37.6), Sweden (€36.6) and France (€36.0).

Original title:  Hourly labour costs ranged from €4.9 to €42.5 across the EU Member States in 2017

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