It is well-known that the statistics know not only how to show the inflation growth of 0.01 percent when the price of cabbage falls by 20 kopeks and the price of meat grows by 10 hryvnias. Sometimes they have to announce very interesting numbers of the “further people’s well-being growth.” The last information on Zaporizhia oblast is the following: the average salary in September decreased by 51 hryvnias (by 1.9 percent) as compared to July. Now it makes 2.681 hryvnias. It is interesting that metallurgists, industrial engineers and workers of the electrotechnical industry, so popular not long ago, are not those who provide these statistics. But who does? Workers of the mining industry with the average salary of 4.281 hryvnias. It is logical since nearly the only local mining enterprise, the Zaporizhia iron-ore complex extracts the ore in the depth up to a thousand meters and has to pay its workers accordingly. Who is next in the list? Workers of the industry dealing with the electrical energy, water and gas production and distribution. The Zaporizhia Hydropower Plant is the first to assure the good statistics since the workers of water supply and gas supply services receive the net salary inferior of 2,000 hryvnias. Financiers, processing workers and government employees continue the list of the best paid jobs. The latter have the salary that is slightly higher than the average salary in the oblast (2.921 hryvnias). In this situation, workers of the hot metallurgical departments, people who produce the best transformers in the world and nearly the most powerful aircraft engines might be consoled with the fact that the owners of their enterprises have successfully gone through the previous crisis and are ready for the next one. Other information is a comfort, too: according to the statistics, over the last month the salary debt in the oblast has decreased by 6.1 million hryvnias. Now the debt totals 40.9 million hryvnias. The fact that 19 economically active enterprises have completely paid off the salary debt to their workers is considered by the local authorities as their merit. The enterprises that have not paid off the debt and are unlikely to do it are owned by the government. The doubtful “flagman” here is the enterprise Radioprylad that has over 11 million hryvnias salary debt.