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Many private-sector employees in Greece earn less than the poverty line

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Many private-sector employees (31%) in Greece earn less than the poverty line

[ Poverty line: 313 Euros for single adult and 656 Euros for a couple with two children ]

Number of private-sector employees earning salaries within specified ranges, September 2017

Half of the private-sector employees (50%) in Greece earn less than 650€

(Figure 21) – Number of employees (in thousands) and gross salary amounts (in Euros)

1. The poverty line refers to 50 % of the median disposable income in 2016. Household income is adjusted for household size.

2. Private sector workers receive two 1-month bonus salaries, paid at Christmas and Easter, which are not included in the gross monthly salary data presented in this figure.

3. At EUR 3 000, salary segments increase from EUR 50 to EUR 1 000.

 

Source: OECD calculations based on the ERGANI database from the Greek Ministry of Labour, Social Insurance and Social Solidarity, and Eurostat (2017), EU Statistics on Income and Living Conditions

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