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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 over 1.9 million people, and the number of the 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

1,775.5
2014
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.


Structure of employment

The number of employees in the regional organizations amounted to 392,000 people in 2020 (102.2% to the level of 2019).

22.7%
Manufacturing
12.6%
Education
9.7%
Wholesale and retail trade
9.5%
Healthcare and social services
8.4%
Transportation and storage
7.6%
Public administration and military security
5.7%
Construction
5.7%
Provision of electricity, gas and steam; air conditioning
4.2%
Agriculture, forestry, hunting, fishery and fish farming
13.9%
Other

Optimal salary costs

In 2020 the average salary in Leningrad region amounted to 48,271 rubles (106.3% in comparison with 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 2020) in comparison with other Russian regions, rubles

48,271
Leningrad region
51,083
Russia
68,383
Saint Petersburg
95,719
Moscow

Average monthly salary in Leningrad region in different branches, rubles (2020)

Financial and insurance activity
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123 569
Water transport activity
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118 630
Public administration and military security; social security
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93 964
Professional, scientific and technical activity
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82 895
Warehouses and additional transport activity
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77 477
Provision of electricity, gas and steam; air conditioning
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76 532
Information and communication activity
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71 841
Manufacturing
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64 494
Healthcare and social services
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57 717
Land and pipeline transport activity
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56 126
Culture and sport activity, organization of leisure and entertainment
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55 787
Construction
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53 203
Education
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52 667
Extraction of minerals
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48 077
Agriculture, forestry, hunting, fishery and fish farming
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47 038
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of cars and motorcycles
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40 486
Real estate operations
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39 594
Water supply; wastewater disposal, organization of waste collection and disposal, elimination of pollution
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38 913