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Wage development infographic

This visual presentation shows the development of wages in 28 countries of the European Union between 2000-2008 and 2009-2012.

How to use this infographic?

  1. When you open the file, you will get a map of all 28 EU Member States. If you hover your cursor over one of the countries, a box will pop up showing the AVERAGE ANNUAL real wage change in the crisis period 2009-2012.
  2. If you are interested in more detailed data on one particular country, you can open an info-sheet by clicking on that country. The info-sheet contains information on: THE AVERAGE ANNUAL CHANGE of real wages; wage share DEVELOPMENTS (both for the pre-crisis period 2000-2008 and the crisis period 2009-2012); and changes in real hourly minimum wages for 2010, 2011, and 2012. The info-sheet also contains information on real GDP growth, total and long-term unemployment, and the risk of poverty and social exclusion.
  3. By clicking on the white silhouette of the country, you can go back to the map of Europe to choose another country.
  4. If, however, you are interested in how a country fares compared to other countries, you can click on the white writing of the various indicators in order to open a graph with the comparative information for all 28 EU Member States.
  5. To close the comparative graph, click on the red icon in the bottom left corner of the graph.
  6. For those users who prefer short cuts, all the country-specific info-sheets and the comparative graphs for all 28 Member States are included as slides on the right hand side in alphabetical order.