The average salary of Russians has increased to its highest level since December 2015

The average Russian salary increased to the highest since December last year level, according to the report of Rosstat on the socio-economic situation in the country. According to the calculations of statisticians, in June 2016 the average across Russia the size of the nominal wage fell by 38,59 thousand roubles that on 3,5% exceeds a similar indicator of may (37,27 thousand RUB) and 9% more than in June last year (35 thousand 395 roubles).

In the first half of 2016 the average across Russia the salary amounted to 35,73 thousand rubles, which is 7.8% more than in January-June of 2015.

The real wages of the average Russian, that is the purchasing power it receives from the employer money for the first month of summer has increased by 1.4%. The increase was greatest in the second quarter, faster than in June, real wages of Russians in recent times grew in March 2016.

At the same time, real disposable income of Russians (that is, the money that is left in human hands after all required payments and can be spent on their own needs or deferred to a future date) continued to decline. In June 2016, they fell at an annual rate of 4.8%.

Compared to the previous two months drop in real incomes of Russians slowed in may was 5.2 per cent in April — 7%) but an improvement too early. According to official data, the incomes of Russians reduced 20 consecutive months (the last time their growth in annual terms was recorded in October 2014) and continue to fall, despite the fact that to compare their current level of Rosstat has already heavily fallen figures. In General, the results of the first half of 2016, the real incomes of Russians decreased by 5%.

Earlier it was reported that the Ministry has developed the script of a conclusion of economy of Russia from crisis by reducing income and purchasing power of the population. According to the forecast, in 2016, real disposable incomes are expected to fall by 2.8% in 2017 — 0.3%.

In the report of Rosstat also notes that in June 2016 in Russia, there were 4.2 million unemployed, which is 5.4% of the economically active population. In comparison with June 2015 the total number of unemployed in Russia increased by 2.1%.