The document presented at the meeting with the social partners does not, however, mention the total number of workers currently receiving the national minimum wage.

The decrease in the percentage of workers earning the minimum wage "was transversal to both genders and young people (-3.0 percentage points (p.p.) for women, -1.5 p.p. for men and -2.6 p.p. for workers under 25 years old)", indicates the ministry.

"In March 2023, there were 80 thousand fewer workers" with the national minimum wage compared to March 2022, "despite the volume of employment having grown".

The document also indicates that around 107,000 workers changed jobs between October 2022 and March 2023, having obtained an average salary increase of 13%, that is, around 150 euros.

Of the total number of workers who changed jobs, 52,000 are young people who received, on average, raises of 16% (about 160 euros) in the same six-month period.

The Government also points out once again that, in general terms, until April, wages grew on average by around 8% compared to last year, to 1,328 euros, at the same time as there was an increase in declared employment (180 thousand more workers compared to to 2022).