Hungary's gross average wages rose by an annual 17.5% in September following a 16.5% increase in August, the Central Statistics Office (KSH) said on Thursday.

Wage growth was fuelled by a rise of the minimum wage, as well as previously scheduled wage hikes and supplementary wage increases, the KSH said. (% change from pvs year) Sept 2022 Aug 2022 Sept 2021 GROSS WAGE GROWTH 17.5 16.5 9.2 Private sector 16.8 16.2 8.0 Public sector 19.5 16.5 9.4

(Reporting by Anita Komuves)