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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Wednesday, 12.12.2018, 10:08

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Remigration pilot project has brought 330 people back to Latvia

Remigration pilot project has brought 330 people back to Latvia

11.12.2018

A remigration pilot project launched by the government has so far brought 330 people back to Latvia, Dainis Rijkuris, an adviser to the environment protection and regional development minister, said at the conference “To Leave or to Return to Latvia: Zemgale”, reffered LETA.

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Workers coming from abroad help to ease labour shortages

Workers coming from abroad help to ease labour shortages

03.12.2018

Data from Statistics Estonia show that the average gross monthly wage was up 7.5% over the year in the third quarter of 2018. The rate of wage growth in recent quarters has been affected by the income tax reform. Labour shortages are being eased by workers hired from abroad, and this has reduced the upwards pressure on wages.

Older persons are becoming more active in the labour market in Estonia

Older persons are becoming more active in the labour market in Estonia

14.11.2018

According to Statistics Estonia, in the 3rd quarter of 2018, the unemployment rate was 5.2%, the employment rate was 68.2% and the labour force participation rate was 72%. The unemployment rate remained low and is similar to that of economic boom years. The employment rate and the labour force participation are even higher than during the boom years. Employment of older persons is at a record high.


Lithuania's emigration rate falls, but more people leave than arrive

Lithuania's emigration rate falls, but more people leave than arrive

09.11.2018

Lithuania's emigration rate fell by 14.2% in the ten months of 2018 compared with a year ago, but the number of emigrants exceeded that of immigrants by 4,249 people, according to figures from Statistics Lithuania.

First residence permits issued in the EU Member States remain above 3 mln in 2017; main beneficiaries from Ukraine and Syria

First residence permits issued in the EU Member States remain above 3 mln in 2017; main beneficiaries from Ukraine and Syria

25.10.2018

In 2017, about 3.1 mln first residence permits were issued in the European Union (EU) to non-EU citizens. The number increased almost by 4% (or 112 000) compared with 2016. Employment reasons accounted for almost one-third (32%) of all first residence permits issued in the EU in 2017, family reasons for 26%, education reasons for 17%, and other reasons, including international protection, for 24%.


18.10.2018

Number of newborn in Latvia keeps declining

Provisional data of the Central Statistical Bureau show that the number of births registered over the first nine months of 2018 (14 680 children) is 1 267 children or 8 % smaller than that registered in the respective period of 2017.

18.10.2018

There are three pupils in Latvia’s smallest tenth grade class

There are just three pupils in Latvia’s smallest tenth grade class, Education and Science Ministry’s education department director Liga Buceniece said LETA.

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