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Yakutia is the leader in the Far Eastern Federal District

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Yakutia is in the lead in the sphere of material production of the Far Eastern Federal District, said the first deputy chairman of the Government of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) - Economy Minister Mikhail Osipov at today's online conference "Creating High-Performance Jobs - A Growth Strategy for Russia."

“The republic is home to 16% of the population of the Far East, and we provide 20% of the gross regional product, 34% of tax revenues to the budget of the Russian Federation. In addition, 30% of private investment is provided. Despite high production costs, climatic and geographic features, Yakutia remains an interesting region for private investors,” he said. According to him, 25% of jobs in the republic today are highly productive.

The speaker drew attention to the continued growth of the labor productivity index, primarily as a result of the extractive industry. "In recent years, the growth rate of labor productivity in the republic averages about 10-11% per year, and in Russia 3-5% per year," he said.

According to him, the creation of high-performance jobs was laid in the basis of the Scheme for the integrated development of the productive forces, transport and energy of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) until 2020. It was the creation of basic industrial industries that provided the leading position of Yakutia in the Far Eastern Federal District, Mikhail Osipov said.

At the same time, he stressed that in Yakutia high-performing jobs are not only in the extractive industry, but also in the social sphere, in which 110-115 thousand people work. "Today in the republic there are 24 thousand high-performing jobs in public sector institutions, which is 21%. They are highly qualified specialists, with a high level of education, who provide high-quality social services. Every year, 23 thousand employees of the social sphere are upgrading their skills on a mandatory basis," he said.

The top 10 industries in the number of high-end jobs in Yakutia includes mining, manufacturing, and distribution of resources (water, gas, electricity), transport and communication, wholesale and retail trade, construction, agriculture, education, food production, health and real estate operations.


In the "May decree" of the President of the Russian Federation No. 596 "On Long-Term State Economic Policy" it was said about 25 million high-performance jobs that should be created in Russia by 2020. Labor productivity, according to the same decree, by 2018 should increase by 1.5 times.

High-performance is recognized for all jobs in organizations in which productivity is higher than the target value. Target values are set for 34 industries (for each industry separately). The number of high-performance jobs is calculated based on the data of the Federal Tax Service on the reports of individual enterprises; summary statistics are generated by regions and industries.