Retail trade turnover index registered a year-on-year change rate of 7.3% in December, down by 2.9 percentage points from November. In the 4th quarter of 2021 the year-on-year change rate increased 6.9% (2.7% in the 3rd quarter). The annual change rate, in 2021, increased by 4.1%, compared to a decrease of 3.3% in 2020.
The indices of employment, wages and salaries and hours worked adjusted of calendar effects presented year-on-year change rates of 3.8%, 6.5% and 3.7%, respectively (3.4%, 6.0% and 5.3% in the previous month, by the same order). In terms of annual average, in 2021, change rates of employment, wages and salaries and hours worked (gross data) were, respectively, 0.0%, 3.7% and 2.5% (-2.1%, 1.3% and -7.7% in 2020).