This is our most north-eastern and flat statistical region. Fertile soil, the continental climate and flat land provide good conditions for agriculture, which generated nearly 8% of gross value added in 2011.
The region had the greatest area of cereals per resident. In 2010 the area of cereals per resident was here three times greater than in Spodnjeposavska which follows Pomurska. On the other hand, its geographical position deteriorates the economic position of this region and people’s living conditions, which reflects in its low GDP per capita (EUR 11,950 in 2011) and the lowest disposable income per capita (EUR 9,000 in 2011).
The registered unemployment rate in 2012 was slightly lower, but still the highest in the country (8.4 percentage points higher than in the region with the lowest unemployment rate). In 2012, most of the insolvency proceedings among sole proprietors were commenced in Pomurska, i.e. 3 compulsory compositions, bankruptcies and liquidations per 1,000 sole proprietors. Relatively few accidents at work happened in this region in 2012, namely 16 per 1,000 employees, and none of them was fatal.
Pomurska is one of the most tourist attractive Slovenian regions, since this region annually generates a tenth of total overnight stays in Slovenia. Health tourism, hunting and rural tourism at the wine trails, accompanied by the Mura River, contribute to the tourist recognition of the region.