Latvia - Unemployment rate falls - May 31, 2016

The registered unemployment level in April 2016 decreased to 8.8% from 9.1% in March, according to the State Employment Agency. At the end of April 2016, there were 82,268 people registered with the State Employment Agency as unemployed compared to 85,414 registered jobless at the end of March, dropping by 3,146 people. The Riga Region had the lowest unemployment level in late April this year at 5.6%, while Latgale province in eastern Latvia had the highest rate at 18.8%. Among the cities, Riga had the lowest unemployment rate at 5.3%, with the highest registered in Rezekne in eastern Latvia at 16.8%.

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