On changes of wages and salaries in 3rd quarter of 2007

30.11.2007

Monthly average gross wages and salaries in the 3rd quarter of 2007 was 404 LVL, 4.8% more compared to the 2nd quarter, according to the data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB). Wages and salaries in public sector have increased by 2%, but in private sector – by 6.6%. Compared to the 3rd quarter of last year, wages and salaries has increased by 32.9%, of which regular payments of it1) – by 32.5%.

Compared to the 3rd quarter of previous year, monthly average net wages and salaries in country in the 3rd quarter of this year increased by 33.3% and reached 290 LVL. The real growth2) of wages and salaries was 20.9%.

In this period the most rapid growth gross wages and salaries was in following industries: fishing, fishery and related services – from 168 to 273 LVL or by 62.6%, public administration and defence; compulsory social security – from 421 to 600 LVL or by 42.6%, public, social and personal activities – from 225 to 362 LVL or by 41.9%, agriculture, hunting and forestry – from 257 to 360 LVL or by 40.4%, health and social work – from 300 to 409 LVL or by 36.2 and trade – from 245 to 334 LVL or by 36.1%.

Monthly average wages and salaries in the public sector3) increased from 345 lats in 3rd quarter of 2006 to 472 lats in 3rd quarter of 2007 or by 36.7%, and in private sector - from 283 to 373 lats or by 31.9%, respectively.

Taking into consideration the data user great interest on the indicators on wages and salaries in administrative units of Latvia, the CSB will publish also data on average monthly wages and salaries in businesses of private sector with 50 and more employees in breakdown by cities under state jurisdiction and districts (all these businesses are surveyed, but enterprises with less than 50 employees are surveyed with sample survey carried out at regional level). In the 3rd quarter of 2007 average share of occupied jobs in businesses of private sector with 50 and more employees was 44.1% (318.9 thsd) of all occupied jobs in private sector (723.2 thsd).

In the 3rd quarter of this year average gross wages and salaries in businesses of private sector with 50 and more employees was 468 LVL, 25.4% more than in whole private sector. The highest wages and salaries in these businesses was in district of Riga – 531 LVL, Riga city and district of Ventspils – 523 LVL, in Ventspils 479 LVL, in Liepāja – 435 LVL, in district of Dobele – 434 LVL, in district of Valka – 410 LVL and in district of Aizkraukle – 405 LVL, but the lowest in district of Balvi – 192 LVL, in district of Krāslava – 197 LVL, in district of Ludza – 215 LVL, in district of Daugavpils – 217 LVL, in district of Gulbene – 223 LVL and in district of Kuldīga – 229 LVL.

More detailed information on monthly average wages and salaries by sectors and economic activities, regions, cities under state jurisdiction and districts is available in data bases of CSB Website - www.csb.gov.lv.


Average monthly wages and salaries by sectors
(in lats)

III 2006

I4) 2007

II4) 2007

III 2007

Changes of III 2007as % of II 2007

Changes of III 2007as % of III 2006

Total

Gross wages and salaries

303.95

353.78

385.45

403.92

4.8

32.9

Regular payments of it 1)

280.26

328.02

352.58

371.34

5.3

32.5

Net wages and salaries

217.55

254.78

276.71

290.05

4.8

33.3

Total Excluding private sector businesses with less than 50 employees

Gross wages and salaries

348.12

409.61

451.45

469.92

4.1

35.0

Regular payments of it 1)

317.58

375.13

406.12

427.84

5.3

34.7

Net wages and salaries

248.48

293.52

322.43

336.02

4.2

35.2

In public sector 2)

Gross wages and salaries

345.37

405.49

463.14

472.25

2.0

36.7

Regular payments of it 1)

309.36

374.82

403.02

420.51

4.3

35.9

Net wages and salaries

246.60

291.24

329.22

337.17

2.4

36.7

In budgetary institutions

Gross wages and salaries

326.86

387.24

444.60

460.77

3.6

41.0

Regular payments of it 1)

287.39

358.99

381.94

400.57

4.9

39.4

Net wages and salaries

233.38

278.87

317.35

330.26

4.1

41.5

State and local government commercial companies

Gross wages and salaries

380.53

442.67

500.12

495.10

-1.0

30.1

Regular payments of it 1)

351.09

407.06

445.10

460.17

3.4

31.1

Net wages and salaries

271.69

316.44

352.88

350.94

-0.5

29.2

Private sector

Gross wages and salaries

283.11

329.86

350.32

373.32

6.6

31.9

Regular payments of it 1)

265.49

306.22

329.81

349.31

5.9

31.6

Net wages and salaries

202.95

237.94

252.98

268.99

6.3

32.5

Of which:

Businesses of private sector with 50 and more employees

Gross wages and salaries

350.71

414.04

440.57

468.16

6.3

33.5

Regular payments of it 1)

325.67

375.68

409.65

435.31

6.3

33.7

Net wages and salaries

250.27

296.06

316.17

335.29

6.0

34.0

Average monthly wages and salaries by kind of activity
(in lats)

3rd quarter of 2006

3rd quarter of 2007

Gross wages and salaries

Regular payments of it 2)

Net wages and salaries

Gross wages and salaries

Regular payments of it 2)

Net wages and salaries

Total

303.95

280.26

217.55

403.92

371.34

290.05

Agriculture, hunting and forestry

256.78

238.46

185.51

360.41

328.59

262.68

Fishery

167.75

164.27

122.82

272.77

263.81

196.45

Industry-total

297.33

277.04

214.31

381.17

356.71

277.87

Mining and quarrying

351.74

337.94

251.37

426.68

402.18

305.92

Manufacturing

277.15

261.73

199.85

360.17

340.89

262.80

Electricity, gas and water supply

489.06

418.79

352.07

599.59

518.80

435.60

Construction

296.69

281.52

211.42

394.94

377.31

280.99

Wholesale, retail sale;
repair of motor vehicles, motorcycles, personal, household goods

245.24

230.71

176.49

333.68

314.86

240.44

Hotels and restaurants

192.02

182.99

139.44

247.61

237.57

180.56

Transport, storage and communication

334.93

309.73

239.50

411.49

385.45

295.79

Land transport;
Transport via pipelines

287.15

262.80

205.88

340.73

319.74

245.97

Water transport

907.13

871.59

732.70

869.15

834.36

734.71

Air transport

1009.51

998.08

711.56

1492.92

1477.67

1006.14

Supporting and auxiliary transport activities; activities of travel agencies

366.33

344.21

257.73

476.18

441.94

337.89

Post and telecommunications

372.28

339.57

266.55

438.46

405.82

314.69

Financial intermediation

661.86

597.07

467.66

829.38

752.44

582.62

Real estate, renting and business activities

333.54

307.82

236.65

440.16

390.47

313.60

Public administration and defence; compulsory social security

420.76

337.35

297.79

600.09

483.51

424.23

Education

279.87

268.11

201.77

376.77

355.14

274.98

Health and social work

300.26

292.17

213.94

408.98

394.81

291.82

Other community, social and personal service activities

255.06

237.39

182.59

361.84

335.24

257.25

Of which recreational, cultural and sporting activities

256.97

237.87

183.10

375.46

345.11

267.77

Monthly average gross wages and salaries in cities under state jurisdiction and districts
(in lats)

3rd quarter of 2006

3rd quarter of 2007

Total
Excluding private sector businesses with less than 50 employees

Of which:

Total
Excluding private sector businesses with less than 50 employees

Of which:

In public sector 2)

private sector businesses with 50 employees and more

In public sector 2)

Businesses of private sector with 50 and more employees

Latvia

348.12

345.37

350.71

469.92

472.25

468.16

Cities

Riga

400.33

407.00

395.68

537.65

556.20

523.34

Daugavpils

243.42

268.65

211.62

321.44

359.23

275.96

Jelgava

277.50

294.25

255.17

397.57

432.40

350.09

Jūrmala

275.92

291.84

254.16

381.46

409.16

331.86

Liepāja

308.01

281.96

325.53

419.87

398.76

434.62

Rēzekne

273.89

296.03

249.83

346.95

388.99

297.13

Ventspils

363.89

345.81

378.24

472.14

463.39

478.59

Districts

Aizkraukle

286.16

271.82

310.09

379.49

363.46

404.79

Alūksne

239.41

251.80

190.89

336.62

350.43

283.44

Balvi

239.03

250.22

167.59

315.15

334.30

192.25

Bauska

261.78

270.96

254.69

362.99

360.07

366.58

Cēsis

275.41

277.38

272.96

368.52

372.28

362.11

Daugavpils

215.53

220.30

193.75

278.05

295.93

216.68

Dobele

296.78

265.81

337.58

388.71

350.30

434.16

Gulbene

225.78

259.66

161.45

327.04

380.23

223.49

Jelgava

290.34

273.13

301.31

391.76

385.22

397.60

Jēkabpils

256.91

270.50

233.25

353.68

372.00

324.83

Krāslava

213.72

241.72

147.42

288.90

327.12

196.84

Kuldīga

246.77

291.44

160.62

340.60

393.03

228.54

Liepāja

247.96

231.18

273.29

306.94

276.81

343.18

Limbaži

260.35

270.05

245.25

343.29

353.02

328.38

Ludza

237.40

247.51

159.98

321.93

335.80

214.77

Madona

242.23

262.43

212.55

322.58

349.12

274.42

Ogre

277.46

283.76

270.83

376.34

399.06

349.09

Preiļi

243.30

253.61

228.16

335.03

358.62

303.28

Rēzekne

214.21

215.83

210.70

294.65

288.18

304.26

Rīga

387.54

384.02

387.24

534.50

542.17

530.67

Saldus

255.51

256.15

254.18

350.16

350.71

349.09

Talsi

247.86

256.98

238.97

323.50

325.36

321.21

Tukums

266.40

266.40

266.40

373.71

359.44

388.79

Valka

297.23

267.78

329.40

380.97

356.04

409.99

Valmiera

297.37

306.37

286.28

401.28

421.59

378.30

Ventspils

322.95

248.38

394.16

432.04

330.87

523.25

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1) Data on irregular wages and salaries, which are not calculated each month - different bonuses, as well as additional payments to holidays, holiday allowance, and compensations for unused holidays are not included.

2) Calculated, dividing the rate of average monthly net wage and salary increase in per cent with rate of consumer price increase in per cent x 100-100.

3) Public sector is state and local government commercial companies, as well as companies with state or local government part of capital 50% and more, foundations, associations and funds, and their commercial activities. Data on foundations, associations and funds and their commercial activities are not included in information.

4) Data are adjusted in relation to the update of the population of the economically active businesses.

Information by kind of economic activity is compiled by main activity of business, individual merchant, institution, foundation, union or fund.

Information by cities under state jurisdiction and district is compiled by location of business, individual merchant, institution, foundation, union or fund.

Prepared by the Wage Statistics Section
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