Based on the data from the Monthly Statement of Earnings (DMR – Declaração Mensal de Remunerações) sent by enterprises to the Social Security, Statistics Portugal starts the quarterly release of statistics on gross earnings. This information concerns about 396 thousand enterprises and around 3.6 million employees. Statistics Portugal aims, in the future, to complement this information with data from other social protection systems. In 2018, the gross monthly earnings per employee increased by 2.9% from 2017 and stood at €1,142. According to the 1st quarter of 2019 provisional results, there was a year-on-year change of 2.5%.