The Ministry of labor has named the sectors with the highest and lowest salaries

The Ministry of labor said that in some areas the Russians are more likely to earn. The highest salaries were in the financial industry, and the lowest — in the agricultural

In the last two years the highest salaries in Russia are recorded in the financial industry, and the lowest in agriculture, it is reported RT with reference to data of the Ministry of labour and social protection.

According to Rosstat, the average salary of an employee of the financial sector in Russia in 2016 is 78 311 RUB, and the worker of the agricultural sector — 21 445 RUB. In 2015 the same figures for the same sectors were lower: the average salary of a Russian financier was 69 480 RUB., as an employee of the agricultural sector — 19 455 RUB

Thus, according to Rosstat, average salary in 2016 in all sectors of the economy in Russia amounted to RUB 36 746

In early April the Ministry of labor has published a list of the most popular in Russia to 2017 professions. It has got skilled industrial workers, especially for metal-working and machine-building production, experts in the field of construction, transport and health, science and technology education. In addition, will be popular profession in the field of law, humanitarian and cultural areas.

The Ministry then said that the experts in the business field, managers, supervisors and expert in documents in 2017 can not be employed. According to the Agency, currently the unemployment rate in Russia is 5.6% of the economically active population. According to forecasts, in 2017 the number of unemployed could exceed 5.8–5.9 per cent.

In early may, the research holding “ROMIR” has announced the reduction of Russians everyday expenses to a minimum for five years. According to researchers, adjusted for inflation, this figure has decreased compared to the same period last year by 9%, and adjusted for inflation by 4.9%. The specialists of “romira” estimated that purged inflation from spending Russians in April were the lowest for the last five years. In comparison with the relatively generous spending March cleared from inflation the cost of Russians fell by 6.5%, which was a new absolute record.

In March, Rosstat announced that in January 2017 the Russians for the first time since October 2014, increased real income by 8.1% yoy. However, as noted by Rosstat, this occurred due to payments to pensioners “compensation” for the abandonment of full indexation of pensions in 2016 in the amount of 5 thousand rubles.

In early 2017 the Higher school of Economics (HSE) published a study which States that about 40% of Russian citizens every month are having difficulty buying food and clothes. A year earlier, in January—September of 2016, below the poverty line lived 20.3 million Russians, or 13.9% of the population.