Employees by value of wages and salaries in October 2007

31.01.2008

Data of the survey* on breakdown of employees by value of gross wages sand salaries, which was compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau, show that, considering the rapid growth of wages and salaries in the country, compared to October 2006, in October 2007 the number of employees receiving wages and salaries up to 300 LVL has decreased by 84.8 thsd. Share of such employees in the total number of employees has reduced from 65.5% to 50.5%.

The number of employees has increased in all groups where wages and salaries are 300 LVL and more. In October 2007 wages and salaries amounting from 300 to 400 lats were paid to 12.0 thsd employees more than in October 2006, and the share of employees of this wage and salary group in the total number of employees has increased from 12.5% to 13.1%.

The most notable increase within this period was recorded in the group where wages and salaries were from 400 to 600 lats – 49.9 thsd. Share of employees from mentioned wage and salary group in the total number of employees has increased from 13.4% to 18.7%.

The number of employees receiving from 600 to 800 lats has increased by 38.8 thsd and their share in total number of employees from 4.4% to 9.0%, in wage and salary group from 800 to 1000 lats – 17.5 thsd, respectively, and share in total number from 1.9% to 4.0%, in group from 1000 to 1500 lats – by 13.8 thsd and share from 1.5% to 3.1%, but in group of employees receiving 1500 lats and more – by 6.2 thsd and share from 0.9% to 1.6%.

But still in 2007 the number of employees receiving minimum monthly wages and salaries has grown. If in October 2006 minimum monthly wages and salaries (90 lats) were paid to 66.2 thsd employees or to 8.9% of the total number of employees, then in October 2007 minimum monthly wages and salaries (120 lats) received 73.3 thsd or 9.2%. The number of such employees in public sector has increased by 1.2 thsd, but in private sector – by 5.9 thsd.

64.7 thsd or 88.2% of the total number of employees in the country, which in October 2007 received minimum monthly wages and salaries, were working in private sector. If the data o9n private sector companies are analysed by size of the enterprise, it should be mentioned that in micro and small companies (with less than 50 employees) wages and salaries are noticeably lower. In those enterprises the number of employees receiving minimum monthly wages and salaries was 53.4 thsd or 82.5% of all employees in the private sector. Almost every fifth employee (19.0%) in micro and small enterprises received minimum monthly wage or salary. In medium-sized and big companies of private sector – with 50 and more employees – minimum monthly wages and salaries were paid to 11.3 thsd employees, what represents only 4.3% of all employees in this group of enterprises.

In micro and small private companies the share of employees receiving wages and salaries under 200 lats is significantly higher – 57.6%, but in medium-sized and big enterprises of private sector – 22.1%, in country totally – 33.7%, and in public sector – 19.5%.

If analysing group of employees receiving wages and salaries up to 300 lats, it may be concluded that, share of employees receiving such salary and working in micro and small companies constituted 73.3%, in medium-sized and big enterprises – 40.4%, in country totally – 50.5%, in public sector – 35.7%.

Employees by monthly gross wages and salaries by sectors
in October 2006 and 2007

(thsd persons)

Groups of gross wages and salaries, LVL

Total in the country

Of which:

Public sector

Of which:

Private sector

Budgetary institutions

State and local government commercial companies

2006

2007

2006

2007

2006

2007

2006

2007

2006

2007

Total

744.4

797.8

255.7

253.1

167.4

169.3

84.4

79.1

488.7

544.7

of which:

120.00 and less

177.3

73.3

29.9

8.6

22.8

6.7

6.0

1.2

147.4

64.7

120.01 - 200.00

165.1

195.9

50.7

40.7

33.4

29.7

16.4

9.8

114.4

155.3

200.01 - 300.00

145.0

133.4

64.0

41.1

41.2

24.7

22.1

15.4

81.0

92.3

300.01 - 400.00

92.8

104.8

44.7

44.2

28.7

28.5

15.5

15.2

48.1

60.6

400.01 - 500.00

62.3

86.8

28.9

37.4

19.1

25.3

9.5

11.7

33.4

49.5

500.01 - 600.00

37.2

62.6

16.3

28.8

10.6

20.3

5.5

8.2

21.0

33.7

600.01 - 800.00

32.9

71.8

12.2

30.6

6.9

21.5

5.1

8.7

20.7

41.2

800.01 - 1000.00

14.1

31.6

4.6

10.8

2.5

6.3

2.0

4.3

9.5

20.8

100.01 and more

17.6

37.6

4.5

11.0

2.2

6.2

2.2

4.6

13.1

26.6

Employees by monthly gross wages and salaries by sectors
in October 2006 and 2007

(in per cent)

Groups of gross wages and salaries, LVL

Total in the country

Of which:

Public sector

Of which:

Private sector

Budgetary institutions

State and local government commercial companies

2006

2007

2006

2007

2006

2007

2006

2007

2006

2007

Total

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

of which:

120.00 and less

23.8

9.2

11.7

3.4

13.6

4.0

7.1

1.5

30.2

11.9

120.01 - 200.00

22.2

24.6

19.8

16.1

20.0

17.6

19.4

12.4

23.4

28.5

200.01 - 300.00

19.5

16.7

25.0

16.2

24.6

14.6

26.2

19.5

16.6

16.9

300.01 - 400.00

12.5

13.1

17.5

17.5

17.2

16.8

18.4

19.3

9.8

11.1

400.01 - 500.00

8.4

10.9

11.3

14.8

11.4

14.9

11.3

14.8

6.8

9.1

500.01 - 600.00

5.0

7.8

6.4

11.4

6.3

12.0

6.5

10.3

4.3

6.2

600.01 - 800.00

4.4

9.0

4.8

12.1

4.1

12.7

6.1

11.0

4.2

7.6

800.01 - 1000.00

1.9

4.0

1.8

4.3

1.5

3.7

2.4

5.4

1.9

3.8

100.01 and more

2.4

4.7

1.8

4.4

1.3

3.7

2.6

5.8

2.7

4.9

Employees by monthly gross wages and salaries by regions
in October 2006 and 2007

(thsd persons)

Groups of gross wages and salaries, LVL

Riga

Pieriga region

Vidzeme region

Kurzeme region

Zemgale region

Latgale region

2006

2007

2006

2007

2006

2007

2006

2007

2006

2007

2006

2007

Total

409.8

446.1

84.6

94.6

53.2

52.9

74.0

74.8

55.4

58.2

67.3

71.2

of which:

120.00 and less

84.0

34.3

19.3

9.2

13.5

4.6

22.9

8.6

14.3

5.4

23.3

11.2

120.01 - 200.00

83.9

95.6

20.3

23.2

14.4

16.3

16.7

22.1

13.7

17.0

16.2

21.8

200.01 - 300.00

77.0

69.2

16.9

17.6

11.5

10.5

14.4

12.3

11.2

10.7

14.0

13.1

300.01 - 400.00

54.8

58.0

9.9

11.2

6.2

7.7

7.9

9.9

7.0

7.9

6.9

10.1

400.01 - 500.00

38.3

52.0

6.7

9.8

3.8

5.0

5.4

7.1

4.3

6.2

3.7

6.7

500.01 - 600.00

24.1

38.6

4.3

6.9

1.9

3.6

3.0

5.2

2.3

4.2

1.7

4.1

600.01 - 800.00

23.1

47.5

3.6

8.2

1.2

3.3

2.3

5.4

1.7

4.3

0.9

3.0

800.01 - 1000.00

10.6

22.0

1.6

4.3

0.4

1.1

0.7

2.1

0.5

1.5

0.3

0.7

100.01 and more

13.9

28.9

1.9

4.3

0.3

0.8

0.8

2.1

0.4

1.0

0.3

0.5

Employees by monthly gross wages and salaries by regions
in October 2006 and 2007

(in per cent)

Groups of gross wages and salaries, LVL

Riga

Pieriga region

Vidzeme region

Kurzeme region

Zemgale region

Latgale region

2006

2007

2006

2007

2006

2007

2006

2007

2006

2007

2006

2007

Total

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

of which:

120.00 and less

20.5

7.7

22.8

9.8

25.4

8.6

30.9

11.5

25.8

9.4

34.6

15.7

120.01 - 200.00

20.5

21.4

24.0

24.5

27.1

30.8

22.5

29.6

24.7

29.2

24.1

30.6

200.01 - 300.00

18.8

15.5

19.9

18.6

21.6

19.8

19.4

16.5

20.2

18.4

20.9

18.4

300.01 - 400.00

13.4

13.0

11.7

11.8

11.7

14.6

10.7

13.3

12.6

13.6

10.2

14.2

400.01 - 500.00

9.3

11.7

8.0

10.3

7.2

9.5

7.2

9.5

7.8

10.6

5.6

9.4

500.01 - 600.00

5.9

8.7

5.1

7.3

3.5

6.8

4.0

6.9

4.2

7.2

2.5

5.8

600.01 - 800.00

5.6

10.7

4.3

8.7

2.3

6.3

3.1

7.2

3.1

7.4

1.4

4.2

800.01 - 1000.00

2.6

4.9

1.9

4.5

0.7

2.1

1.0

2.8

0.9

2.5

0.4

1.0

100.01 and more

3.4

6.5

2.3

4.6

0.5

1.5

1.1

2.8

0.7

1.8

0.4

0.7

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* Survey includes commercial companies, individual merchants, institutions, foundations, unions and funds. Full time employed, which have worked full October, and which wages or salaries were not influenced by their absence, were surveyed. Wages and salaries do not include data on irregular payments – i.e., expenses not calculated on regular bases each month, e.g., quarter bonuses, additional payments to holidays, holiday allowance.

Information on regions is compiled by location of business, individual merchant, institution, foundation, union or fund.

In specific cases, due to the specifics of electronic data processing and figure round up, in the tables slight differences between the total amount and sum of items are possible.

Prepared by the Wage Statistics Section
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