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This is how much it costs to hire a worker across Europe

Posted by Evan Bartlett (@ev_bartlett) in news
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The average hourly expenditure on labour across the EU was €24.60 (£17.86) in 2014, but that figure hides the huge disparity between countries.

As this chart from Statista, using data from Eurostat shows, employers in Denmark paid €40.30 (£29.26) per hour while those in Bulgaria paid just €3.80 (£2.76).

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Interestingly, the figures, which exclude data from agriculture and public administration, show that employers in Britain paid below the EU average to their workers - although the figure of €22.30 (£16.20) did rise by 6.7 per cent between 2013 and 2014.


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