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Thursday 2 October 2014

We're working longer hours and being paid less - CSO report

Published 25/08/2014 | 11:34

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We are working longer and earning less, according to the latest data on wages from the Central Statistics Office (CSO)
We are working longer and earning less, according to the latest data on wages from the Central Statistics Office (CSO)

We are working longer and earning less, according to the latest data on wages from the Central Statistics Office (CSO).

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Average earning fell to €688.15 a week between the end of March and the end of June this year, down from €695.53 a year earlier, according to preliminary data from the CSO.  That works out at €21.63 an hour.

The length of the average working week increased however, to 31.8 hours a week in the same period. That’s up slightly on the previous year.

Revised weekly earnings for the first three months of 2014 showed that average weekly earnings fell slightly to €692.43.

Average weekly earnings in the private sector decrease slightly to €622.00 in the year to the end of June, compared with a bigger 1pc decline in the public sector to €918.86.

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