The gross monthly earnings per employee (per job) increased by 2.6% in the quarter ended in September 2021 (3rd quarter), compared to the same period of 2020, to €1,300. The gross regular monthly earnings increased by 2.1% and the base earnings increased by 2.2%, which reached €1,104 and €1,039, respectively. In real terms, considering the Consumer Price Index, the relative changes of those gross monthly earnings were 1.1%, 0.6% and 0.7%, respectively. These data concern nearly 4.2 million of employees, from Social Security’s beneficiaries and from subscribers of Caixa Geral de Aposentações.
Compared to September 2020, the largest increases in gross total earnings were observed in the activities of Mining and quarrying, in enterprises of 1 to 4 employees (5.6% in both cases), in the private sector (3.4%) and in low-technology manufacturing (4.3%). The lowest changes in total earnings were observed in the activities of the Public Administration and Defense; Compulsory Social Security (-0.3%), in enterprises of 500 or more employees (+0.4%), in the Public Administrations sector (+0.4%) and in less knowledge intensive services (+1.1%).
As released yesterday in the Labour Force Survey of the 3rd quarter of 2021, also the administrative data from the two sources above show an increase in the number of employees compared to the same period of the previous year (of 3.2%; 2.4%, in the number of employees of the Labour Force Survey).