RTTNews - Monday, Ireland's Statistical Office announced that the average weekly earnings in the public sector increased 3.4% year-over-year in the first quarter, compared to the 3.2% increase in the previous quarter.

Average weekly earnings amounted to EUR 973.04 in the first quarter, up from EUR 966.65 in the fourth quarter.

Sequentially, average weekly earnings grew 0.7% in the first quarter.

Meanwhile, the number of people employed in the public sector totaled 259,500 in the first quarter, smaller than the 262,300 in the previous quarter.

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