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Human resources and labour potential

Leningrad region is the second largest labour market of Northwest Russia.

The population of Leningrad region is 1.8 million people, and the number of labour force is about 1 million people.

According to the Socio-Economic Development Strategy of Leningrad Region up to 2030, growth of the number of highly productive jobs will come to 13%. According to the forecasts, by the end of this period the average annual population of the region will increase by 3% in comparison with 2015 and will come to 1843.6 thousand people. 

Population of Leningrad region, thousand people

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Factors of labour market development in Leningrad region:

  • stable socio-economic situation in the region;
  • high demand in labour force both inside the region and in adjacent Saint Petersburg.

Labour market of Leningrad region is characterized by availability of highly skilled labour force formed on the basis of Soviet enterprises of traditional industries.

Placement of enterprises in Leningrad region provides access to labour market of Saint Petersburg. Commuting is the main trend of labour market of Leningrad region and Saint Petersburg, because in fact the region and the city form a united labour market. Everyday commuting from Leningrad region to Saint Petersburg is about 200,000 people, from Saint Petersburg to the region – about 50,000 people.


Structure of employment 

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The number of employees in the regional organizations came to 369,400 people in 2018 (105.7% to the level of 2017).


Optimal salary costs

In 2018 the average salary in Leningrad region was 42,686 rubles which is 1.74% less than the average salary in Russia and much lower than salary in Moscow and Saint Petersburg. 

Average monthly salary (paid in 2018) in comparison with other Russian regions , rubles

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Average monthly salary in Leningrad region in different branches, rubles (2018)

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