More state funds spent on public sector employees

State expenditures for wages of public sector employees rose by 15.2 billion crowns last year reaching 166.6 billion crowns, according to a government report presented to Parliament.

The average wage of public employees reached 30.627 crown a month in 2017, while the average wage in the country is 29.504 crowns a month. The number of public sector employees grew by over nine thousand, the report says.