Wage arrears cross the billion mark
According to the State Statistics Service, in February Ukrainians were owed more than 1.1 billion UAH in unpaid wages. Since the beginning of the year arrears have risen by 23.4%
There was considerable regional fluctuation with significant increases seen in the following oblasts: Kyiv; Oddessa; Ivano-Frankivsk; Donetsk and Luhansk and others.
The greatest levels of wage arrears were in industry (just over 600 million UAH); construction – 98.19 million UAH; in the transport industry – 163.5 million UAH and others.