Average monthly earnings of men were higher compared to women in Q1 of 2019

In the majority of sectors of economics, the average monthly earnings of men were higher compared to women in the first quarter of 2019, according to the statistics provided by the Georgian National Statistics Office (Geostat).

According to the same statistics, in the Q1 of 2019, the average earnings equaled to GEL 876.1 for women, while GEL 1294.1 - for men and the annual growth of earnings amounted to GEL 58.0 and 22.4, respectively.

In addition, during the mentioned period, the average monthly earnings in Georgia increased by GEL 33.5, y/y amounting to GEL 1092.7.

In the I quarter of 2019, the majority of sectors indicated the increase of the average monthly earnings compared to the I quarter of the previous year. According to the economic activity the highest monthly earnings were observed in the following fields: Financial and insurance activities – 1894.3 (annual growth -17.8 percent); Professional, scientific and technical activities – 1799.0 Gel (annual growth 3.2 percent); Information and communication - 1751.8 (annual growth 3.9 percent).

In the I quarter of 2019 the average monthly earnings of hired employees in business sector equaled to 1151.9 Gel (annual growth 45.4 Gel). According to the economic activity the highest monthly earnings were observed in the professional, scientific and technical activities (2056.6 Gel, annual growth 2.5 percent) and information and communication (1776.6 Gel, annual growth 4.1 percent).

In the I quarter of 2019 compared to the first quarter of the previous year, the average monthly earnings of hired employees in non-business and financial sector increased by 12.5 Gel and amounted to 993.1 Gel. According to the economic activity the highest monthly earnings were observed in the financial and insurance activities as well as in the public administration and defence sectors.

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