Access to skilled labour force

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

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

According to Socio-Economic Development Strategy of Leningrad Region up to 2030, growth of high-performance jobs will come to 13%. 

Population of Leningrad region, thousand people

1,775.5
2014
1,778.9
2015
1,791.9
2016
1,813.8
2017
1,847.9
2018
1,875.9
2019

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.


Employment structure

The number of employees in the regional organizations amounted to 387,400 people in 2019 (101.4% to the level of 2018).

23.1%
Manufacturing
12.4%
Education
9.5%
Healthcare and social services
8.0%
Wholesale and retail trade
8.3%
Transportation and storage
7.4%
Public administration and military security
7.3%
Construction
5.6%
Provision of electricity, gas and steam; air conditioning
4.3%
Agriculture, forestry, hunting, fishery and fish farming
14.1%
Other

Optimal salary costs

The average salary in Leningrad region amounted to 45,600 rubles in 2019, which is 3.9% less than the average salary in Russia and much lower than salary in Moscow and Saint Petersburg.

Average monthly salary (paid in 2019) in comparison with other Russian regions, rubles:

45,600
Leningrad region
47,468
Russia
63,890
Saint Petersburg
93,866
Moscow

Average monthly salary in Leningrad region in different branches, rubles (2019)

Water transport activity
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90,310
Financial and insurance activity
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65,984
Professional, scientific and technical activity
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64,278
Provision of electricity, gas and steam; air conditioning
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60,488
Manufacturing
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54,036
Warehouses and additional transport activity
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53,708
Extraction of minerals
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49,565
Public administration and military security; social security
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48,600
Construction
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46,883
Healthcare and social services
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45,253
Information and communication activity
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41,947
Culture and sport activity, organization of leisure and entertainment
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41,893
Education
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39,464
Agriculture, forestry, hunting, fishery and fish farming
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37,451
Land and pipeline transport activity
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37,169
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of cars and motorcycles
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36,169
Water supply; wastewater disposal, organization of waste collection and disposal, elimination of pollution
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34,502
Real estate operations
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32,524