According to data from the EU Statistical Service, employment income has increased in all quintiles (statistical indicators to assess the income distribution of the population as a whole, which is divided into five strata) but still remains slightly below the pre-Covid-19 pandemic.

Regarding the EU average, Eurostat estimates point to a positive evolution of income distribution, with strong rises in low-income households, in line with the decrease in the number of workers affected by measures to combat the spread of the SARS-CoV virus.

This estimate also takes into account the social protection measures adopted to stabilise wages and family incomes in force in many Member States.