Rosstat reported wage arrears in the Russian Federation

the total wage arrears in Russia on July 1, 2020 amounted to 2 billion 194,2 million roubles, a decrease of 9.2% compared to June 1 of the current year, follows from materials of the Federal service of state statistics.

according to the Agency, the wage arrears at the reporting date was less than 1% of employees of surveyed organizations.

Rosstat said that of the total amount of unpaid wages by 1 July of the current year on the debts formed in 2020, we have 915,6 million (41.7 per cent), last year — 529,5 million (24.1 per cent) in 2018 and earlier — 749,1 million roubles (34,2%).

Recall that back in may-2019 Russian President Vladimir Putin called for “attentive and spot on” work to solve problems with debts on a salary at the enterprises. According to him, it is also necessary to closely monitor the situation, especially in enterprises, where the large debts to workers.

we also Add that the Russian economy in February—March 2020 was under the powerful impact of two negative factors — the rapid spread of the pandemic coronavirus infection COVID-19 and its deleterious effect on the global economy and collapse in oil prices. Against this background, the rouble significantly depreciated against the dollar and the Euro. Reacting to the situation, the government and the Bank of Russia adopted several packages of measures to support the economy and citizens.

may 11, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the end of may 12, a single period of days off, entered March 30, in the fight against COVID-19.

on 2 June Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin reported on the nationwide state plan for the recovery of the Russian economy in 2020-2021 years, noting in particular that the cost of the plan will amount to about 5 trillion roubles. June 19, Putin was sent a revised draft of the national plan.

July 2, Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation Vladimir KolychevEB said that the total cost of the measures (the bailout package), aimed at combating the spread of coronavirus infection in Russia and mitigating economic impacts from restrictions imposed, estimated to be worth about 4 trillion rubles. According to him, the main focus of the budget measures were made on several fronts: strengthening health systems, supporting citizens and businesses, the balancing of regional budgets.

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