February average wage up 2.3%

Though the actual average wage was somewhat below January's level, trend data indicated a 5.4% rise in fixed prices and annual terms, the bureau said.

The average wage paid to Israeli workers per job was NIS 7,490 in February, reflecting a 2.3 percent seasonally-adjusted rise from the previous month, the Central Bureau of Statistics said Sunday. Though the actual average wage was somewhat below January's level, trend data indicated a 5.4% rise in fixed prices and annual terms, the bureau said. Foreign workers holding a total of 64,300 positions earned NIS 3,916 per position held, on average. Israeli citizens worked in a total of 2,573,000 wage-earning positions, including additional jobs held by one individual.