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Minimum wage will remain the same in 2013 – 200 LVL

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The minimal wage will remain the same in 2013 – 200 LVL. This decision was made by the government of Latvia on Tuesday, July 24.

Considering the situation on the job market, the minimum wage amount should be kept on the current level in 2013, all to contribute to the integration of unqualified unemployed people and decrease the risk of structural unemployment.

At the same time, the discussion about reducing the tax pressure and support of families with children for people that receive small salaries should be continued. Specifically for the increase of the living wage and benefits for dependents, so that residents, working for minimal wages, would receive more money on hands, notes the Welfare Ministry.

At the same time, in accordance with the calendar work schedule for 2013, it is necessary to increase the minimal hourly pay from 1.189 LVL to 1.203 LVL, by introducing appropriate amendments to the Cabinet of Ministers regulations.

The minimal hourly pay for teenagers and people under special risk in 2013 will be 1.360 LVL, because, according to the Labour Law, they are only allowed to work seven hours per day and 35 hours per week.

In December, 2011, 196.5 thousand people or 24.8% of employed people were being paid minimum wages. According to the data form the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia, the average gross wage in the private sector was 496 LVL and 583 LVL in the social sector.

In Estonia, the average minimum monthly wage was 203 LVL in 2012, in Lithuania – 162 LVL.

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