Wages rose by twice the inflation rate last year
Wages rose an average 1.4% last year, the highest increase since 2012, the national statistics office CBS said on Thursday.
The rise was twice that of inflation, which is currently around 0.6%. The figures cover national pay agreements determined between unions and employers.
The highest pay rise of around 2.6% went to people working in the water and waste processing sectors. Financial services scored the lowest rise of 0.7%.
Civil service pay, which had been frozen for several years, rose by an average of 2.3% following the deal finally agreed last summer after a string of strikes.