May average wage drops to NIS 7,428

The average wage among 7,428,000 Israeli workers dropped slightly to NIS 7,428 in May from NIS 7,536 the previous month, the Central bureau of Statistics said Monday.

The average wage among 7,428,000 Israeli workers dropped slightly to NIS 7,428 in May from NIS 7,536 the previous month, the Central bureau of Statistics said Monday. The 64,800 foreign workers in the economy earned an average NIS 4,155 in May, bringing the combined average to NIS 7,333. CBS reported that there were 7,200 people working in Judea and Samaria and in the Gaza region during the month. For the January to May period, the average wage rose 2.4% in a seasonably adjusted comparison with the parallel period in 2005.