The consumer price index in Russia over the first 11 months of the current year reached 13.3 per cent, Vladimir Sokolin, chairman of Russia's Goskomstat, told journalists on Wednesday. According to him, by the year-end the consumer price index will be about 15 per cent.
The number of unemployed, according to Goskomstat, in the first 11 months was 14.3 per cent. Sokolin also said that the volume of industrial production between January and November rose by 3.7 per cent, compared with the same period of 2001. Besides, the volume of investments over this period increased by 2.5 per cent, real cash incomes of the population by 9 per cent, and real wages by 17.4 per cent.
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