Latvia -Labour market figures published -May 15, 2014

Results of the Labour Force Survey conducted by the Central Statistical Bureau show that in the first quarter of 2014 there were 118.7 thousand unemployed persons aged 15-74, of which 15.5 thousand or 13% were young people aged 15-24.

Results of the Labour Force Survey conducted by the Central Statistical Bureau show that in the first quarter of 2014 there were 118.7 thousand unemployed persons aged 15-74, of which 15.5 thousand or 13% were young people aged 15-24. Unemployment rate (share of unemployed persons in the total active population) in the first quarter accounted for 11.9%, and over the year it has dropped by 1.1 percentage points (in the 1st quarter of 2013 - 13.0%). In the first quarter slightly more than two fifths (or 43.6%) of the unemployed in age group 15-74 years were long-term unemployed who are seeking job for 12 and more months. This share has dropped by 10.2 percentage points, as compared to the first quarter of 2013, and by 2.9 percentage points compared to the previous quarter.

English: http://www.csb.gov.lv/en/notikumi/over-year-share-long-term-unemployed ...  

 

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