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Saturday, 04.12.2021, 07:08
Data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that at the end of the 3rd quarter of the year 2020, there were 20.8 thousand job vacancies in Latvia and, compared to the 3rd quarter of the year 2019, this number has decreased by 8.4 thousand or 28.7 %. There were 7.9 thousand job vacancies in the public sector, but 12.9 thousand in the private sector.
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The registered unemployment rate in Latvia was 7.4% of the economically active population at the end of November, which is the same as at end-October, the State Employment Agency announced on December 9th, cites LETA.
According to Statistics Estonia, in the third quarter of 2020, there were 8,689 vacancies in the enterprises, institutions and organisations of Estonia. This is 27% less than in the third quarter of 2019. The biggest labour turnover was recorded in wholesale and retail trade, manufacturing, and education.
The coronavirus pandemic caused a major workforce crisis in the Estonian agricultural sector, as the closure of borders left the sector without foreign workers, it appears from a report on the impacts of COVID-19 on development trends that is being finalized by the Foresight Center, wirtes LETA/BNS.
Shareholders of Latvian telecommunications company Tet have decided to dismiss Juris Gulbis as chairman of the company's management board, LETA was told at the company.
Shipper Tallink Silja is about to cut about one hundred onshore jobs in Finland by the end of the cooperation negotiations with unions that started in October, writes LETA/BNS/STT.
In response to the current spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, a national state of emergency was declared on 9 November 2020. Against this background, it may seem inappropriate to speak about improvements in the labour market. However, while overall the pandemic has undoubtedly affected the labour market negatively, it has shown strong resilience to this impact.