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Average earnings in Macao's major sectors up in June

2010-08-26 13:58:23 GMT2010-08-26 21:58:23 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

MACAO, Aug. 26 (Xinhua) -- The average earnings of employees working in Macao's major sectors registered year-on-year increase between 0.5 percent to 6.4 percent in June 2010, according to a survey released on Thursday by the city's Statistics and Census Service (DSEC).

The Survey on Manpower Needs and Wages, conducted by the DSEC, showed that average earnings (excluding bonuses and allowances) of full-time employees working in the Wholesale and retail trade, Transport, storage and communications, and Security activities went up by 6.4 percent, 1.2 percent and 0.5 percent year-on-year to 9,200 patacas (1,150 U.S. dollars), 15,100 patacas (1,888 dollars) and 7,440 patacas (930 dollars) in June 2010, the figures indicated.

The number of paid employees in the Wholesale and retail trade, and Security activities increased by 6.4 percent and 10.1 percent year-on-year while that of Transport, storage and communications, dropped by 3.9 percent in the period, according to the survey.

At the end of June 2010, Wholesale and retail trade, Security activities and Transport, storage and communications respectively reported 3,072, 796 and 327 vacancies.

In terms of recruitment prerequisites, 59.4 percent of the vacancies in Wholesale and retail trade and 48.2 percent of those in the Transport, storage and communications sector required working experience. 75.5 percent of the vacancies in Wholesale and retail trade required junior secondary education or higher, while 77.8 percent of those in Security activities required primary education only, according to the DSEC.

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