Highest weekly earnings in ICT sector – CSO

Average weekly earnings in the economy grew by 3.4% in the year to the end of September, according to the Central Statistics Office. 

Average earnings in the private sector grew by 3.9% while earnings in the public sector grew by 1.3%. 

The highest average weekly earnings were in the information and communications sector at €1,255.49 followed by Financial, insurance and real estate activities at €1,078.43.

The lowest average weekly earnings was in the Accommodation and food service activities at €383.75 followed by the Arts, entertainment, recreation and other service activities sector €495.31.

Wages increased across all sectors of the economy.

The largest increase was in Administrative and support services which rose by 7.2% followed by Information and communications at 6.8%. 

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