The average salary of Russians last year increased by 2.4 thousand

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According to the newspaper “Izvestia”, last year the Russians received an average of 2.4 thousand rubles more. Wage growth amounted to 7%. The publication refers to data of the Ministry of labor.

Nominal accrued wages in the period increased by 7.2% to 39,1 thousand rubles per employee per month. But adjusted for inflation the growth in purchasing power amounted to 3.4%.

However, the Agency continues to decline in real incomes, but at a slower rate in 2017, the drop was 1.7%, and in 2016, the figure was 5.8%.