Crisis: The rich are getting richer, the poor get poorer

Crisis: The rich are getting richer, the poor get poorerThe global economic crisis has led to the growth of average real wages fell sharply. The gap between the minimum and maximum salary is even more pronounced

These data are presented in the report of the International Labour Organization.

The world average in 2008, wages grew by 1.5%, in 2009 — by 1.6%. For comparison, in the pre-crisis 2007, earnings increased by 2.8% per year.

The collected statistics show that in 2008, in most countries, wage growth slowed in the quarter of countries wages have gone down. In a fifth state this trend continued in 2009.

As the New York Tymes, in Eastern Europe and Central Asia in 2009, real wages fell by an average of 2.2%. This is despite the fact that just a year ago was recorded 10.6 percent growth. Before the crisis in 2007, wages increased on average by 17%.

According to the report, more than two-thirds of the countries surveyed, faced with the phenomenon of the increase in the number of people with low wages. Under low refers to earnings, not exceed 2/3 of the average median salary. In particular, the list of these countries were China, Germany, Ireland, South Korea, Poland and Spain.

"In these and other countries with high or growing share of low-wage labor, there is a risk that a lot of people will be" outside ", — the report says. — The likelihood that these people will go to a better paying job, is low, the population is risking long "freeze" on low-income place. "

Statistical data were collected in 115 countries, covering 94% of wage earners.

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