Moscow. March 21. The number of poor in Russia in 2015 has risen sharply – just 3.1 million, amounting to 19.2 million persons, which was the highest figure since 2006, has informed on Monday Rosstat.
In 2014, the number of poor in Russia was equal to 16,1 million people, in 2013, 15.5 million, in 2012 15.4 million in 2011 and 17.9 million in 2010 and 17.7 million in 2009 to 18.4 million, in 2008 – 19.0 m in 2007 to 18.8 million in 2006, 21.6 million people.
The poverty rate in Russia in 2015 was 13.4% (in 2014 to 11.2%).
In the fourth quarter of 2015 the poverty rate was ten percent (in the fourth quarter of 2014 and 9.1%), in the third quarter and 12.4 percent in the second quarter in 14.0%, in the first quarter to 15.9%. The poverty rate has a distinct seasonal maximum in the first quarter and the minimum in the fourth quarter (due to the payment of premiums at the end of the year).
Rosstat specifies that the information is given excluding data of the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol.
The subsistence minimum in the Russian Federation, according to Rosstat, in the fourth quarter of 2015 amounted to 9 452 thousand rubles per person per month compared to 9 thousand 673 rubles in the third quarter, 10 thousand 17 roubles in the second quarter and 9 662 thousand rubles in the first quarter.
In Russia the average per capita monetary incomes of the population in the IV quarter of 2015 amounted to 35 thousand 586 roubles a month (in the IV quarter of 2014 – a 32 898 thousand rubles) that is 376,5% of the subsistence minimum (in the IV quarter of 2014 – 399,5%).
The total number of unemployed in Russia in February 2016 has increased compared with January per thousand and amounted to $ 4,429 million, or 5.8% of the economically active population, follows from published on Monday Rosstat data.
At state establishments of employment service as unemployed was registered in February to 1.1 million people (in January – one million).