Real wages in Ukraine 19.9% up in Oct 2017 – statistics
Real wages in Ukraine in October 2017 increased by 19.9% compared to October 2016 and fell by 0.8% compared to September 2017, the State Statistics Service has said.
The service said the average nominal wage of a full-time employee in October increased by 0.4% compared to September 2017, in annual terms increased by 37.9%, amounting to UAH 7,377, while in September the figure stood at UAH 7,351, in August at UAH 7,114, in July at UAH 7,339, in June at UAH 7,360, May at UAH 6,840, April at UAH 6,659, March at UAH 6,752, February at UAH 6,209, and January at UAH 6,008.
According to statistics, the largest increase in the average wage of full-time employees in October this year compared with October 2016 was observed in Ternopil (54%), Chernivtsi (51.4%), Kirovohrad (48.9%), Zakarpattia (48.6%), Khmelnytsky (48.4%), Kherson (47%), Vinnytsia and Cherkasy (46.9%), Sumy and Zhytomyr (46.7%), Ivano-Frankivsk (45.3%), Volyn (45.2%), Chernihiv (44.9%), Lviv (44.1%), Poltava (43.3%), Kharkiv (42.2%) regions and Kyiv City (30.9%).
The growth of wages in Donetsk and Luhansk regions (excluding part of the ATO zone) was 20.8% and 22.4% respectively.
The highest level of wages in the past month was recorded in Kyiv at UAH 11,454, the lowest one in Chernivtsi region at UAH 5,772.