Our most north-eastern and flat statistical region is characterised by agriculture. Fertile soil, the continental climate and flat land provide good conditions for field crops farming.
Arable land in this region represents almost a third of all arable land in Slovenia. On the other hand, its geographical position deteriorates the economic position of this region, which reflects in its low GDP per capita (EUR 11,400 in 2009) and the highest rate of registered unemployment in the country (in 2010 it was 11 percentage points higher than in the region with the lowest rate).
The unfavourable economic situation is accompanied by unfavourable population trends. Pomurska had the highest natural decrease in 2010, which mainly decreased the number of population. Women who gave birth in 2010 were among the youngest. Every sixth mother in the Pomurska region was under 25 years of age, while in Osrednjeslovenska only every tenth woman who gave birth was younger than 25. In 2010 no infant under one year of age died.
Pomurska is one of the more tourist attractive Slovenian regions, since this region annually generates a tenth of total overnight stays in Slovenia. Natural features for health tourism, hunting and rural tourism at the wine trails, accompanied by the Mura River, contribute to the tourist recognition of the region.