Hungary's average monthly gross wage increased by 4.1% y/y to HUF 248,092 (EUR 818.9) in November 2013 , slowing down from a 5.17 y/y hike in October, the statistics office informed. The average earnings in the business sector grew by 5.3% y/y to HUF 260,238. Wages in the public sector advanced by 2% y/y to HUF 226,240. The average net wage in the country, excluding family tax benefits, was 5.7% higher on the year at HUF 162,501 in November. The growth could be attributed to both the business and the public sectors, where net earnings advanced by 7.1% y/y and 3.4% y/y, respectively. In terms of nominal value, the best paid sectors in November continued to be financial and insurance activities (HUF 469,300), information and communication (HUF 424,700) and electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply (403,500). At the bottom of the ranking remained the accommodation and food services sector (HUF 146,600) as well as human health and social work activities (HUF 153,000).
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