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Sunday, 30.04.2017, 16:04
Latvia had the highest youth unemployment among the three Baltic states last year, according to the Eurostat information about 275 regions in the EU.
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Latvia showed the second lowest naturalization rate - the number of citizenships granted against the number of non-national citizens residing in the respective country - among EU member states in 2015, the latest Eurostat data shows.
A drop in the number of potential moms is affecting the number of births in Latvia, demographer Ilmars Mezs told LETA.
Provisional demographic indicators on the first three months of 2017 compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that, compared to the same period a year ago, in the 1st quarter of 2017 in Latvia 365 children fewer were born (drop of 6.9%).
A government-funded fertility treatment program in Latvia has resulted in 790 births since its launch six years ago, Evija Stalberga, a representative of the National Health Service, told LETA.
Over 50,000 people emigrated from Lithuania last year, in addition to nearly 14,000 in the first two months of 2017, according to the official statistics writes LETA/BNS.
Latvia has been showing the fastest increase in the fertility rate among EU member states as the average number of live births per woman in Latvia rose from 1.22 in 2001 to 1.7 in 2015, or by 0.48 births, according to the latest demography data released by Eurostat on Wednesday.