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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%.
Population of Leningrad region, thousand people
Factors of labour market development in Leningrad region:
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.
The number of employees in the regional organizations amounted to 387,400 people in 2019 (101.4% to the level of 2018).
In 2019 the average salary in Leningrad region was 45,600 rubles 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
Average monthly salary in Leningrad region in different branches, rubles (2019)