ECONOMY

Up to 270,000 workers receive less than 500 euros per month, data shows

Up to 270,000 workers in Greece are receiving monthly salaries of less than 500 euros, Labor Minister Yiannis Vroutsis said Thursday.

Vroutsis was quoting figures from the ministry’s Ergani database, which records hirings and firings.

According to the same registry, a total of 196,695 companies currently employ 1,371,450 workers on open-ended contracts. Ninety percent of the businesses employ up to 10 workers.