Wage arrears are growing in Ukraine, with the total amount of unpaid wages in May rising by 0.9% (17,400,000 UAH).
According to the State Statistical Service of Ukraine (SSS), the amount of wage arrears of economically active enterprises increased by 0.9%, or 10,800,000 UAH, having amounted to 1,187,000,000 UAH as of June 1, reports GX (RU).
The worst sectors were transport, warehousing, postal and courier activities.
According to statistics, Kharkiv was third worst behind Luhansk (23.5%) and Donetsk (18.6%) regions.
Wage arrears by region, 2016 (as of month 1-st, mln,UAH)
|City of Kyiv||75,0||78,1||87,4||87,3||86,9|
This contrasts to the statements of Kharkiv Governor Igor Rainin about high achievements of the region in almost all areas.
“According to the rating of the Cabinet of Ministers on 62 indicators the frontal Kharkiv region occupies first place,” said Rainin.
According to SSS, the average nominal wage in May amounted to 4984 UAH, 3.4 times higher than the minimum wage (1450 UAH). Compared to April this year, the nominal wage increased by 1.8%.
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