Wage debts in Ukraine grew by 4% in July 2016, compared to June 2016, to UAH 2 billion ($80 million) as of August 1, 2016, according to the State Statistics Committee.
Delayed wages to personnel of operating companies in July rose by 5.5%, to UAH 1.36 billion, the State Statistics Service said.
The bulk of this debt was accumulated by industrial enterprises (74.2%). Additionally, transport firms, warehouses, postal and courier services accounted for 9.5% of backlogged wages.
The largest wage debts were reported in Luhansk region (23.8%), Donetsk region (20.6%), and Kharkiv region (10.1%).
The statistical reports do not cover the annexed Crimea and occupied areas in Donbas.
As UNIAN reported earlier, wage debts in Ukraine in June 2016 rose by 5.4% from May 2016, to UAH 1.97 billion, as of July 1, 2016.