The KSH provides real figures - also on wages - Part 2

The KSH provides real figures - also on wages - Part 2

In the previous part (1) we dealt with the KSH(CSO) wage statistics. We will continue now.

According to Tamás Mellár, an addict to the neoliberal economy, wage growth is slower than the figures shown by the CSO (2), which is only his opinion. The Daily article also mentions that the CSO takes into account enterprises with more than five employees, ie micro and small enterprises are excluded, where, in their opinion, wage growth is slower. The (double) measure states similar clues (3), and even raises the problem that the data of 1.7 million employees are not calculated by the CSO.

The following issues arise with the above statements:

1. As the Mérce rightly wrote, the data of enterprises with more than five employees, but with at least five employees, are processed at the CSO.

2. The basis for earnings and headcount statistics (4) is indeed, from 2019, with data from the NAV of enterprises with at least 5 employees. The only problem is that until 2018, data from all enterprises with at least 50 employees were taken into account, but enterprises with 5 to 49 employees were represented in a representative way only in the statistics (5). In Hungarian, the CSO will publish much more accurate monthly figures from 2019, which “accidentally” escaped the attention of the independent objective press, and even suggest the exact opposite.

3. The wording of the Daily suggests that micro and small enterprises are all left out of the statistics. This is a lie because, by default, we are talking about a micro-enterprise of up to 9 people and a small enterprise of up to 49 people (6), which is also overshadowed by net sales and balance sheet total. In Hungarian, some micro-enterprises remain and a small number of small enterprises.

4. Of the 1-person micro-enterprises, there were 508,289 in 2018 (surprisingly with the same number of employees), 583,094 worked in 2-9-person micro-enterprises. About 6-7 million people can work in a micro-enterprise of up to 4 people (7). So we’re mostly talking about one-man businesses, and here’s the rusty bump that they’re also family or friends associations for the most part. Nobody wants to take these businesses seriously, do they? Let’s just say that most of them live quite well (1).

5. It is raised as a problem that the data of 1.7 million people are not calculated by the CSO. Yes, because on the one hand, it does not count micro-enterprises with a maximum of 4 people for the above reasons. The statistics cover full-time work, but 243 000 work part-time (8). It is very important that the statistics apply to those employed, you just need to read the header of the table. Thus, it does not apply to employees (9) but to full-time employees. An employed person was a person who did at least 1 hour of income-generating work during the week under review. Not employed but employed. That is, it may be a public worker, a casual worker, working in black, masquerading somewhere, working in, working abroad, peeling potatoes in prison, and so on. Who cares!?! You buy, you pay VAT. Is it understandable why consumption is taxed with higher VAT and not wages are charged?

All numbers, statistics and methods are round, especially from 2019.

Anyone who still does not believe that a steady and significant increase in people’s revenue should look at the change in the volume of retail turnover (10, 11). It also falsifies the CSO, huh? Ridiculous.

The only problem is that Gyurcsány and his sleigh shout that the CSO is lying (12). The reality, on the other hand, is that they were the ones who cosmeticized the economic data during their regeneration and produced reports in their own right that the CSO should have (13). It is good communist or liberal custom to accuse their opponents of acts that they did. We didn't expect anything else.


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