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Malaysia’s Average Income Sees First Negative Drop In 11 Years

People with primary education levels had the biggest drop in median salaries and wages last year.



DOSM illustrated that people living in urban areas lost 9.2% in median salaries from RM3,405 to RM3,089, while people living in rural areas lost 5.5% in median salaries from RM2,208 to RM2,086.

People working in the agriculture sector underwent the highest average pay cut at 20%, followed by the mining and quarrying sector at 17.7%, the construction sector at 10.4%, and the servicing sector at 9.4%.

Below is the breakdown of the drop of median salaries and wages by different education…

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