According to Head department of statistics in the Nikolaev area, in May at big and medium-sized enterprises of area the quantity working on hiring made 268,9 thousand people.
The nominal average monthly salary of one permanent member of staff occupied in economy of area (without hired employees of statistically small enterprises and at citizens - businessmen), in May, 2008 made 1567 hryvnias and in comparison with April grew by 1 percent, and with May, 2007 - for 39 percent.
The most highly paid still have work of metallurgists, workers of the financial sphere. Compensation in these kinds of activity exceeded an average value which developed in area economy, on 1,5-2,2 times.
Low-paid there are the workers occupied in processing of wood and production of products from a tree, except furniture, in textile production, in production of clothes, fishery, agriculture, trade etc. The salary size here didn't exceed 70 percent from a regional average indicator.
The salary in the main spheres of economy of area made: in the industry - 2021 hryvnias, agriculture - 984 hryvnias. The wage level of workers of area made 88 percent from nation-wide or was less it for 207 hryvnias.
Among regions of Ukraine on a wage level the Nikolaev area in May took 12-е a place after Donetsk, Kiev, Dnepropetrovsk, Zaporozhye, Lugansk, Kharkov, Poltava, Odessa areas, the Crimea, Kiev and Sevastopol.
The real salary in May in comparison with April grew by 0,5 percent, and in comparison with May, 2007 - for 1,7 percent.