MOSCOW, February 28 – RIA Novosti. Andrey Vetluzhskikh, a member of the State Duma Committee on Economic Policy, Industry, Innovative Development and Entrepreneurship, intends to apply to the Ministry of Labor regarding the wider use of median salary calculations in analyzing the economic situation.
“I plan to write an appeal to the Ministry of Labor on the issue of recommendations on the wider use of calculations of the median salary in the analysis of the economic situation,” Vetluzhskikh told RIA Novosti on Sunday.
He said that the use of the term “average salary” does not matter now, it is purely “temperature measurement”. “What the trade unions are talking about, and I voiced this thought – it is necessary to voice the median salary when discussing these issues anywhere,” the parliamentarian said.
According to him, the median salary is now considered, there is simply “no tradition of voicing it.” “There should be an understanding that we need to take statistics on both the average salary and the median when we assess the situation. This should be practice,” the committee member concluded.
Such recommendations, in his opinion, could be issued by the Ministry of Labor.