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Regional Economics: Theory and Practice

Trends in employment in the context of transformations of the economy of Russia's Far East

Vol. 19, Iss. 12, DECEMBER 2021

Received: 8 July 2021

Received in revised form: 27 August 2021

Accepted: 3 November 2021

Available online: 14 December 2021


JEL Classification: J6, R23, R58

Pages: 2262–2276


Vladimir N. D'YACHENKO Economic Research Institute, Far Eastern Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Khabarovsk, Khabarovsk Krai, Russian Federation


Viktoriya V. LAZAREVA Amur State University (AmSU), Blagoveshchensk, Amur Oblast, Russian Federation


Subject. This article examines the changes in employment of the population of the Russian Far East since the early 1990s.
Objectives. The article aims to identify the specifics of the processes that are taking place in the regional labor market, and assess the scale and direction of labor mobility.
Methods. For the study, we used a statistical analysis.
Results. The article describes the features of the transformation of employment of the population of the Russian Far East in the initial period of the formation of market relations and at the present stage of economic development. It shows structural shifts in the regional labor market and assesses the impact of the growth of investment activity on labor mobility.
Conclusions. The territorial features of the region have led to the development of significant deviations in the functioning of the labor market and in the structure of employment.

Keywords: labor market, employment, region, structure of employment, informal employment


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