Data on wages and salaries has been presented in breakdown by activity sector in compliance with the European Parliament and Council Regulations, as well as data have been calculated for national needs in breakdown by sector, region and activity sector.

Definitions

The average monthly gross wages and salaries are estimated by dividing the gross or calculated wage and salary fund by the average number of employees at full-time units.

The calculated gross wage and salary fund comprises basic wage and salary (monthly wage, post wage), remuneration for time worked or the amount of work done, regular and irregular additional payments and bonuses,earnings related to over-time, payment for the annual and supplementary vacations, additional payment for vacation, holiday allowances, compensation for the vacation not used, sick pay (sick-leave certificate A), payment for public holidays and other days not worked, social security compulsory contributions paid by the employees and personal income tax, as well as labour remuneration subsidies.

According to the European System of Accounts (ESA 2010) the general government sector includes central and local government budgetary institutions, the social security fund and enterprises controlled and financed by central and local governments selected in compliance with ESA 2010 criteria on the formation of the central government sector.

Net wage is the amount calculated by deducting the mandatory social contributions payable by employees and personal income tax from the gross wage.

Private sector includes commercial companies with central or local government capital participation up to 50%, commercial companies of all types without central or local government capital participation, individual merchants, and peasant and fishermen farms with 50 and more employees.

Public sector is central and local government institutions and their commercial companies, commercial companies with central or local government capital participation 50% and over, foundations, associations, funds and their commercial companies.

The real wage and salary index is calculated by dividing the average net wage and salary index by the consumer price index.

Data availability

Dissemination Format and Release Calendar

Theme Reference period Planned release datesort icon Remarks
Monthly wages and salaries
  • 3rd quarter 2017
29.11.2017
Monthly wages and salaries
  • 2017
28.02.2018
Monthly wages and salaries
  • 1st quarter 2017
28.02.2018
Monthly wages and salaries
  • 1st quarter 2018
30.05.2018
Monthly wages and salaries
  • 2nd quarter 2018
29.08.2018

Theme Reference period Actual release datesort icon Remarks
Monthly wages and salaries
  • 2nd quarter 2017
28.08.2017
Monthly wages and salaries
  • 1st quarter 2017
31.05.2017
Monthly wages and salaries
  • 2016
27.02.2017
Monthly wages and salaries
  • 4th quarter 2016
27.02.2017
Monthly wages and salaries
  • 3rd quarter 2016
29.11.2016

Annual data are published together with the information on 4th quarter. Wages and Salariesannual data

News Releases


Date Title
29.11.2017 On changes of wages and salaries in 3rd quarter of 2017

Publications

Download CSB publications on various time periods (starting from 2007) in section E-publications and subscribe for paper publications in section Publications.

Data are published also in monthly bulletins and yearbooks. Publications are available in the E-publications section under topic "General Statistics".

Theme Title Release datesort icon ZIP/PDF
Monthly wages and salaries Changes in wages and salaries 2016/04 (only in Latvian) 16.12.2016
Structure of Wages and Salaries Results of structure of earnings survey in 2014 22.11.2016
Monthly wages and salaries Changes in wages and salaries 2016/03 (only in Latvian) 15.09.2016
Monthly wages and salaries Changes in wages and salaries 2016/02 (only in Latvian) 14.06.2016
Breakdown of employees by wages and salaries Emlpoyees in breakdown by income in 2015 (only in Latvian) 22.04.2016
Monthly wages and salaries Changes in wages and salaries 2016/01 (only in Latvian) 15.03.2016
Monthly wages and salaries Changes in wages and salaries 2015/04 (only in Latvian) 11.12.2015
Monthly wages and salaries Changes in wages and salaries 2015/03 (only in Latvian) 11.09.2015
Monthly wages and salaries Changes in wages and salaries 2015/02 (only in Latvian) 18.06.2015
Breakdown of employees by wages and salaries Employees in breakdown by uncome in 2014 (only in Latvian) 24.04.2015
Monthly wages and salaries Changes in wages and salaries 2015/01 (only in Latvian) 17.03.2015
Monthly wages and salaries Changes of wages and salaries 2014/04 (only in Latvian) 12.12.2014
Monthly wages and salaries Changes of wages and salaries 2014/03 (only in Latvian) 15.09.2014
Monthly wages and salaries Changes of wages and salaries 2014/02 (only in Latvian) 30.06.2014
Breakdown of employees by wages and salaries Employees in breakdown by income in 2013 (only in Latvian) 14.04.2014

 

Classification

Data on monthly average and real wages and salaries are compiled, calculated and published by using:

  • Statistical Classification of Economic Activities in the European Community, Rev. 2 (NACE Rev. 2);
  • Classification of Administrative Territories and Territorial Units of the Republic of Latvia (CATTU);
  • Classification of Institutional Sectors.

A Classification Catalogue with classification codes and their explanations has been published on the CSB website.

Customised data sets

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Data collection

Survey method and source data

Data on monthly average and real wages and salaries are obtained by surveying enterprises, central government institutions, local governments and institutions thereof and institutional units.

Information is acquired by compiling questionnaires developed by the CSB – quarterly statistical reports on activities of merchants, institutions, foundations, associations and funds (2-Labour, 2-Labour-municipalities, 2-Labour (short)), and administrative data.

Statistical report form 2-Labour (short), containing fewer indicators than form 2-Labour, is submitted by individual merchants, foundations, associations and funds employing 7–49 persons. Form 2-Labour-municipalities submitted by local govermments and municipal insitutions. All other statistical units included in the sample submit statistical report form 2-Labour.

Administrative data are acquired with the help of CSB calculations based on the State Revenue Service information from the Report on state social security compulsory payments from employee income, Income Tax and Business Risk State Duty during the reference month, from the Report regarding the employment income, personal income tax and state mandatory social insurance contributions of the payers of the income tax for seasonal farm workers and from Micro-enterprise Tax Declaration.

Information is compiled on all fields. Data by kinds of economic activity are compiled by the main kind of activity which includes also all the other activities of the respondent, except centralized accountancies of the local governments, which submit data separately on following sectors:

  • Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply;
  • Public administration and defence; compulsory social security;
  • Education;
  • Residential care activities;
  • Social work activities without accommodation;
  • Creative, arts and entertainment activities;
  • Libraries, archives, museums and other cultural activities;
  • Cleaning activities.

Statistical Population

Target population are all statistical units (state and local government budgetary institutions, state and local government merchants, private commercial companies, individual merchants, peasant and fishermen farms employing 50 persons and more, foundations, associations and funds employing 1 and more persons) economically active in 2017.Target population of the survey does not include:

  • religious organisations;
  • rural handicraft enterprises;
  • family businesses;
  • individuals performing economic activity.

Target population does not include also statistical units having NACE Rev. 2 classification economic activity code starting with 97 or 98.

Target population Number of employees
1–6 7–9 10–49 50+
State and local government budgetary institutions full-scope survey
State and local government merchants full-scope survey
Private commercial companies imputed sample survey full-scope survey
Individual merchants imputed sample survey full-scope survey
Peasant and fishermen farms not surveyed full-scope survey
Foundations, associations, funds State and local government foundations (SVTK* code starts with 1 or 2) full-scope survey
other
(SVTK* code does not start with 1 or 2)
imputed sample survey full-scope survey

*SVTK – CSB Typological Classifier of Statistical Units.

Sample size

Each quarter of 2017 more than 7 thsd respondents are surveyed. Budgetary institutions, businesses with government or local government participation 50% and more and all businesses of the private sector with 50 employees and more are surveyed completely. Other statistical units are surveyed with the help of simple stratified sample, which is carried out in earlier formed stratum by kind of economic activity and size of enterprise (by number of employees).

Target population Sample size Frame %
State and local government budgetary institutions 992 992 100
State and local government merchants 457 457 100
Private commercial companies 5 830 14 677 40
Individual merchants 27 120 23
Peasant and fishermen farms 7 7 100
Foundations, associations, funds 179 397 45
Total 7 492 16 650 45

Sample, regardless all other pre-conditions, includes 1115 general government sector enterprises (institutional sector classification code starts with S13).

Statistical processing

Calculation methods

Information was obtained from the statistical surveys every quarter in breakdown by months. Annual data are obtained by summing quarterly information received during the year. Information obtained from respondents is extrapolated using the weights set for the each sample unit. Report indicators multiplied with the weights firstly are summed at class (4-digit), group (3-digit), division (2-digit) and section (letter) level in compliance with the statistical Classification of Economic Activities NACE Rev. 2.

Wage and salary indicators are cover employees working time of which is registered and wages and salaries of which are calculated.

The average monthly gross (net) wages or salaries are calculated by dividing the gross (net) wage and salary fund by the average number employees in full-time units.

Average number of employees in full-time units is calculated separately for full-time and part-time employees, for whom wages and salaries were calculated, and result is summed. Out of the full-time employees only those who were not in labour relations for full month are recalculated in full-time units, and it is done by using information on hours paid of such employees indicated in the reports. Part-time employees in full-time units are recalculated as follows: number of hours paid of part-time employees is divided by number of hours paid of full-time employees, and the result is multiplied with the number of full-time employees.

The gross wage and salary fund includes basic wage and salary (monthly wage, post wage), remuneration for the time worked or the amount of work done, regular and irregular additional payments and bonuses, earnings related to over-time work, payment for the annual and supplementary vacations, additional payment for vacation, holiday allowances, compensation for the vacation not used, sick pay (medical certificate A), payment for other days not worked, social security compulsory contributions paid by employees and personal income tax, as well as labour remuneration subsidies.

Data revision

Monthly and quarterly data are revised every quarter from the beginning of the year.

Annual data are not revised.

Comparability

Comparability over time

Comparable data available from 2005.

Starting from the 1st quarter of 2009 data are published in compliance with the new Classification of Economic Activities NACE Rev. 2. To ensure long enough, comparable time series, data on 2005–2008 were re-calculated according to the new revision of the NACE.

International comparability

International Monetary Fund

The International Monetary Fund on its homepage provides a methodological description of labour remuneration including a description in SDDS format: http://dsbb.imf.org/

Confidentiality

Confidentiality of the information provided by respondents is protected by the Section 17 of the Statistics Law stipulating rights and obligations of the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia and other state authorities producing official statistics. Read more

Contact person on methodology

Name Surname Phone number Position Email
Lija Luste 67366917 daļas vadītājs Lija.Luste@csb.gov.lv

Last update

31.05.2017

Hours paid and worked

Structure of Earnings Survey

Explanation of symbols

-

Magnitude zero

0

Less than half of the unit employed

...

Data not available or too uncertain for presentation

X

Figure not applicable because column heading and stub line make entry impossible, absurd or meaningless

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Data not released for confidentiality reasons

If data are absolute numbers

0

Magnitude zero