Real wages in Ukraine in January compared to January 2016 increased by 21.4% and compared to December 2016 they fell by 8.3%, the State Statistics Service has said.
The largest growth of average wages in January compared with January 2016 was observed in Ternopil (by 54.3%), Zakarpattia (51.8%), Chernivtsi (50.3%), Volyn and Kherson (49.8% each), Kirovohrad (49.7%), Vinnytsia (49.4%), Khmelnytsky (48.1%), Zhytomyr (47.8%), Sumy (47.5%), Ivano-Frankivsk (46.3%), Rivne (45.5%), Cherkasy (45.1%), Poltava (42%), Chernihiv (41.4%), Lviv (41.2%), Mykolaiv (39.4%), Kharkiv (38.6%), Kyiv (38.3%), Zaporizhia (34.3%), Dnipropetrovsk (32.9%) regions and Kyiv (30.4%).
The rise in wages in Donetsk and Luhansk regions (excluding the ATO zone) was 26.5% and 47.8% respectively.
The highest level of wages last month was recorded in Kyiv at UAH 9,292, and the lowest in Ternopil region – UAH 4,641.
In January wages increased in the area of education by 59.9%, healthcare by 53%, administration and defense, obligatory social insurance by 50.8%, agriculture, forestry and fishing industry by 49.2%, public administrative and auxiliary servicing by 41.4%, construction by 41.2%, industry by 30.4%, accommodation and catering by 48.4%, wholesale and retail trade, vehicles repair by 31.6%, transport, warehouse companies and courier activities by 29.8%, real estate by 24.4%, IT and telecommunications by 25.1%, professional, scientific and technical activities by 26.9%, financial and insurance activities by 23.6% and arts, sports, entertainment and recreation by 22.9%. (Interfax/Business World Magazine)
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