The gross monthly earnings per employee (per job) increased by 2.4% in the 4th quarter of 2019, compared to the same period of 2018, and the regular monthly earnings increased by 2.5%, reaching €1,418 and €1,041, respectively. These data concern to nearly 4.2 million jobs, corresponding to the Social Security’s beneficiaries and the subscribers of Caixa Geral de Aposentações. In real terms, taking into account the change of the Consumer Price Index during the period under analysis, the gross monthly earnings per employee increased by 2.1% and its regular component increased by 2.2%.
In 2019, the total gross earnings per employee increased by 2.7%, to €1,276, and the regular component increased by 2.6%, to €1,038. In real terms, those changes were 2.4% and 2.2%, respectively. In 2018, in nominal terms, the total gross earnings have changed by 2.1% and the regular component changed by 1.7%, while in real terms the changes were 1.1% and 0.7%, respectively.