nominal wages


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nominal wages

pl n
(Economics) another name for money wages
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nom′inal wag′es


n.pl.
wages measured in terms of money and not by their actual purchasing ability.
[1895–1900]
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and in consideration of the interest, if any, due on such advance (Peshgi), or in pursuance of any customary or social obligation, or for any economic consideration received by him or by any member of his family; bonded labourer would render, by himself or through any member of his family, or any person dependent on him, labour or service to the creditor, or for the benefits of the creditor, for a specified period, or for an unspecified period, either without wages or for nominal wages.'
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Next year, investment activity should remain strong, mainly due to public projects such as the construction of the Bratislava highway bypass, the TASR newswire reported.The tightening of the labour market coupled with insufficient labour supply in some regions is bound to continue exerting upward pressure on nominal wages, particularly in an environment of reviving consumer prices, reads the report, pointing to a record low in unemployment in 2017 (8.1 percent), which is expected to decline further to around 6 percent in 2019.Nevertheless, based on data from the Slovak labour offices, the unemployment rate already fell in March to 5.
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