Romania, among the EU states with the highest share of low-wage earners

muncitoriRomania was among the EU states with the highest share of low-wage earners (24.4 percent) in 2014. The highest percentages were observed in Latvia (25.5 percent), Lithuania (24 percent) and Poland (23.6 percent), followed by Estonia (22.8 percent), Germany (22.5 percent), Ireland (21.6 percent) and the United Kingdom (21.3 percent), according to a release of Eurostat, quoted by Business-Review.eu.

In contrast, less than 10 percent of employees were low wage earners in Sweden (2.6 percent), Belgium (3.8 percent), Finland (5.3 percent), Denmark (8.6 percent), France (8.8 percent) and Italy (9.4 percent).

Overall the share of low-wage earners among employees amounted to 17.2 percent in 2014 in the EU, which means that they earned two-thirds or less of their national median gross hourly earnings.

 

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