Investment portal of leningrad region

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

1,778.9
2015
1,791.9
2016
1,813.8
2017
1,847.9
2018
1,875.9
2019
1,893
2020

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 460,680 people in 2022 (103.5% to the level of 2021).

titlevalue
Manufacturing22.7
Education12.6
Healthcare and social services9.5
Wholesale and retail trade9.7
Transportation and storage8.4
Public administration and military security7.7
Construction5.7
Provision of electricity, gas and steam; air conditioning5.7
Agriculture, forestry, hunting, fishery and fish farming4.2
Other13.8
22.6%
Manufacturing
12%
Education
9.7%
Healthcare and social services
10.1%
Wholesale and retail trade
8.7%
Transportation and storage
7.8%
Public administration and military security
6.1%
Construction
5.5%
Provision of electricity, gas and steam; air conditioning
4.1%
Agriculture, forestry, hunting, fishery and fish farming
13.4%
Other

Optimal salary costs

The average salary in Leningrad region amounted to 48,271 rubles in 2020 (102.7% in comparison with 2019), which is 2.1% less than the average salary in Russia and much lower than the salary in Moscow and Saint Petersburg.

Average monthly salary (paid in 2020) in comparison with other Russian regions, rubles:

52,749
Leningrad region
57,244
Russia
76,259
Saint Petersburg
112,768
Moscow

Average monthly salary in Leningrad region in different branches, rubles (March 2021)

Water transport activity
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97,169
Financial and insurance activity
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67,088
Professional, scientific and technical activity
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79,841
Provision of electricity, gas and steam; air conditioning
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76,890
Manufacturing
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69,123
Warehouses and additional transport activity
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67,744
Extraction of minerals
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57,291
Public administration and military security; social security
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52,386
Construction
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51,490
Healthcare and social services
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52,865
Information and communication activity
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51,762
Culture and sport activity, organization of leisure and entertainment
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48,351
Education
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49,035
Agriculture, forestry, hunting, fishery and fish farming
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46,676
Land and pipeline transport activity
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58,376
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of cars and motorcycles
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50,990
Water supply; wastewater disposal, organization of waste collection and disposal, elimination of pollution
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46,553
Real estate operations
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43,418