: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Real wages decrease in Ukraine

Real wages of Ukrainians dropped 3% in October to the previous month, according to the State Statistics Service.

Compared with October 2015, real wages increased by 6.2% though.

The average monthly nominal wage of full-time employees decreased by 0.2% in October compared with September, amounting to UAH 5,350. This is 3.7 times higher than the minimum wage, which is UAH 1,450.

The State Statistics Service noted that as compared to October 2015, the average nominal wage increased by 18.1%.

The highest average salaries in October were recorded in air transport – at UAH 27,000; financial and insurance activities – at UAH 10,500, and the telecommunications industry – at UAH 9,600.

The lowest level of the average wage in October was recorded in postal and courier services – at UAH 3,100, education – at UAH 3,700, and health care – at UAH 3,500.

Data are calculated excluding the temporarily occupied territory of Crimea and part of the ATO zone.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the average salary of full-time employees in Ukraine increased by 30% in 2015, while the real wages have decreased by 10% compared to 2014.


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