Northern economic region (Russia)
Northern Economic Region
Се́верный экономи́ческий райо́н
(Severny ekonomichesky rayon)
Northern Economic Region on the map of Russia
- Arkhangelsk Oblast
- Republic of Karelia
- Komi Republic
- Murmansk Oblast
- Nenets Autonomous Okrug
- Vologda Oblast
All are in the Northwestern Federal District
Northern economic region accounted for almost 4 per cent of the national GRP in 2008. In the partly arctic zone of Russia, monthly wages appear much higher than the national average, but this is offset by the likelihood of payment being much lower. A higher proportion in the region are employed in a state enterprise, and a lower proportion are secure in their jobs. Unemployment is more than one fifth higher in the region than across Russia as a whole.
Although climatic conditions can be daunting, the life expectancy in the Northern region is almost exactly the national average for both men and women. Youths ambitious for a higher education tend to leave the region; the ratio of students to population is a fifth lower than the national average. And, for those who live in the region, the expectation of life improving is lower than the national average.