Monday, January 26, 2015

Wage arrears in Ukraine have tripled

Wage arrears in Ukraine have tripled

The total amount of arrears of wages in Ukraine in 2014 increased by more than three times. These data are published by the State Statistics Service of Ukraine on Monday. According to the State Statistics Service, wage arrears as of January 1 of the current year amounted to 2.437 billion USD, or 7% of the monthly payroll for December.

In December 2014, wage arrears in the Donetsk region increased by 11.5% - up to 1.179 billion USD, Luhansk - by 4.9% to 347.561 million UAH. The growth of wage arrears recorded in Zhytomyr (19.6%), Odessa (6.2%), Lviv (5.9%) and Dnipropetrovsk (2.6%) regions.

According to the State Statistics Service of Ukraine, for the last month of the total debt in the industry increased to UAH 1.363 billion (5.9%), health care - up to 222.885 million UAH (15.4%), public administration, defense and compulsory social insurance - up to 55,491,000 UAH (7.2%), professional, scientific and technical activities - up to UAH 127.7 (3.9%), in the arts, sports, entertainment and recreation - to 26.129 million UAH (44.2%) , construction - up to 110.756 million UAH (1.4%).

Earlier, the Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine stated that the salaries of servicemen in the armed conflict zone in the south-east of the country in the new budget increased more than 2-fold and up to 5,000 hryvnia.

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