Rosstat: arrears of wages go up 22.8% in January

19 February 2015 (13:11)

February 19, 2015. The arrears of wages went up by 22.8%, or by 457m RUR in January 2015, Rossiyskaya Gazeta refers to Rosstat as stating.

As of February 1, 2015, Russian employers owed salaries and wages to 71,000 workers.

For one, the arrears rose by 14 times due to the fact that money was not delivered from the government budget funds in time.

The overall amount of wage arrears came to less than 1% of the consolidated one month’s pay of a working citizen.

44% of this money is owed by employers in the processing sector, 15% by those in the construction industry, 11% by those in the transportation sector, 10% by those in the agricultural, hunting, and timber industry, 8% by those in the mineral resources sector, and 3% by those in the production and distribution of electric power, natural gas, and water.

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