The registered unemployment rate should amount to 12.2% in December of 2015, according to the guidelines to the 2015 state budget draft. The ministry of labour recently estimated that the rate fell to 12.5% in May from 13.0% in April and should ease to below 12.0% during the summer.
The government expects the average employment in the national economy to increase by 0.4% in 2014 and by 0.7% in 2015. Next year, the average employment in the national economy is projected at 9,725.5 thousand jobs. The number of persons employed in the state budget sphere is planned at 543 thousand.
Under the guidelines, the nominal growth of gross wages in the national economy should reach 4.7% next year, while in the enterprises sector - 5.1%.
The government press office explained that a milder pressure on wages growth is expected in the entire economy due to continuous freezing of wages in the government and social security segments of the public sphere (excluding wages of higher education facilities' employees).
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