Average wage rises
Figures released today by the Central Bureau of Statistics show that the average monthly wage in Israel was NIS 8,397 in January, up from NIS 8,180 a year earlier. The figure is original data, at current prices.
Trend figures show that the average wage was NIS 8,196 in January, up 0.2% from NIS 8,059 January 2009.
The average wage for all workers in Israel, including foreign workers and Palestinians, was NIS 8,232.
The numbers of jobs rose 2.84 million, compared to 2.79 million in January 2009.
Water and electric industry workers earned the most, with an average wage of NIS 19,576.
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