Compared to the first quarter of 2015, the average monthly wages and salaries in the first quarter of 2016 rose by 8.4 percent, with growth rates of 9.2 percent in the private sector and 6.0 percent in the public sector, NSI said.

The highest growth rates were recorded in “Professional, scientific and technical activities” — 16.0 percent, “Real estate activities” — 11.8 percent, and “Administrative and support service activities” — 10.7 percent, NSI said.

Meanwhile, NSI said the number of employees under labor contract at the end of March 2016 increased by 49,200 or 2.2 percent compared to March 2015.

The highest increase in absolute figures was observed in economic activities “Manufacturing” — 11,500, “Administrative and support service activities” — 10,400, and “Accommodation and food service activities” — 7,900.

In percentages, the highest increase was in “Administrative and support service activities” — 9.6 percent, “Accommodation and food service activities” — by 8.3 percent, and “Information and communication” — by 6.1 percent, NSI said.

At the same time, the highest decrease in absolute figures was registered in “Construction” — by 5,300 people, and in percentages in “Mining and quarrying” — by 4.3 percent. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

Disclaimer: News Ghana is not responsible for the reportage or opinions of contributors published on the website.

Send your news stories to [email protected] and via WhatsApp on +1-508-812-0505 


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.