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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, labour force – about 1 million people.

According to the Socio-Economic Development Strategy of Leningrad Region up to 2030 it is planned to increase the amount of new jobs in the region by 13%. According ot the forecasts, by the end of this period average annual population of the region will increase by 3% in comparison with 2015 and will come to 1833.1 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 workforce both inside the region and in adjacent Saint Petersburg.

Labour market of Leningrad region is characterized by availability of highly skilled workforce 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 thousand people, from Saint Petersburg to the region – about 50 thousand people.

Structure of employment


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 In the first half of 2018 64,904 people were recruited, including 5,369 people working at additionally created jobs.

Optimal salary costs

In 2017 the average salary in Leningrad region was 38,755 rubles which is 0.9% less than the average salary in Russia and much lower than salary in Moscow and Saint Petersburg. 

Salary in comparison with other regions in Russia (May 2018)

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Salary in Leningrad region in different branches, rubles (May 2018)

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Economic Development Agency of Leningrad Region


Address: 64 B Malookhtinsky avenue, office 402, Saint Petersburg, 195112, Russia

Phone: + 7 (812) 644 01 23

Fax: +7 (812) 644 01 23 (ext. 2042)




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