Average weekly wage rose to €783 in final quarter of 2019
Public sector earned more than private sector while 18,000 jobs were vacant at year end
Public sector workers earned an average of €961.67 per week compared with €722.81 in the private sector in the period October-December. Photograph: iStock
The average weekly wage earned by workers in the final quarter of 2019 was €783.62, a 3.5 per cent rise on the same period a year earlier, according to data from the Central Statistics Office (CSO).
The earnings and labour costs data, released quarterly, indicates that the IT sector had the best average pay, at €1,241.42.