According to Vladimirstat, as of March 2022 the number of economically active population in the region was 708 thousand people or 62.5% of the total population of the region. Of these, 19.5 thousand people or 2.8% are officially unemployed. This is the lowest figure since the beginning of 2021.
In the first quarter of Vladimir found a job 19.7 thousand people, and 18.9 thousand who were fired. Almost all of those who quit their jobs did so with the wording “of their own free will”, another 267 people left their jobs due to staff reductions.
The greatest disproportion in the ratio of those who found a job to those who resigned is observed in the “public administration, social security and military security” sector. Here, 1,523 “released” people were employed for 1,121. The shortage of personnel in this sector amounted to 15.3%.
In 2022, most often employees in the field of mining, hotels and catering, as well as employees engaged in trade and auto repair resigned of their own volition.
Vladimir employers do not hurry to reduce the number of employees, even if employment is not enough for all. Alternative solutions are being used – maternity leave, shifting to part-time work and “downtime through the fault of the employer”.
According to the statistics agency, since the first quarter of 2022, 5.6 thousand people in the region switched to part-time work, three thousand Vladimir residents were in downtime due to the fault of the employer, and 28 thousand workers went on unpaid leave.
More than half of such employees are in the manufacturing industry. A large number of scientific and technical workers found themselves in a similar situation. One way or another, 1,539 such specialists in the region were deprived of a full day’s work.
In April in the region there was a sharp increase in wage arrears at manufacturing enterprises. In that month 342 people have not received money for their labor, and the debt to them amounted to 53.7 million rubles. By early June the enterprises managed to repay a little less than half of this arrears.
In the first quarter of 2022 the average income per capita in the region was 27.1 thousand rubles. Taking into account price rises over the year, the income of Vladimir residents officially decreased by 2.7%. The average size of old-age pensions in the region amounted to Br17.7 thousand. As of April 1, pensions of Vladimir citizens were 10.3% lower than a year before, adjusted for inflation.
The decline in income in the region came from a “low base”. The Vladimir region ranked 65th in the nationwide ranking of 2021, being among the poorest regions of the CFD. In 2021 the financial situation of the inhabitants of rural areas deteriorated significantly. In 2020, an average Vladimir villager spent 40.6% of his income on food, but by the end of 2021 it was already 44.8%.