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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Monday, 21.01.2019, 22:27

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Euro area unemployment at 7.9% EU28

Euro area unemployment at 7.9% EU28

09.01.2019

The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 7.9% in November 2018, down from 8.0% in October 2018 and from 8.7% in November 2017., informed Eurostat.

Keyword tags: Analytics, EU – Baltic States, Labour-market, Statistics



The fall in competitiveness in the economy points to trouble ahead

The fall in competitiveness in the economy points to trouble ahead

19.12.2018

he Estonian economy will grow by around 3.5% this year and next, and by 2020 growth will slow to close to 2%. One reason that growth will slow is that fewer people enter the labour market. Another reason is the problem of competitiveness at companies, which is indicated by a decline in Estonia’s market share in the main export markets.

Estonian minister looking to exempt engineers, researchers from immigration quota

Estonian minister looking to exempt engineers, researchers from immigration quota

18.12.2018

Estonia's Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology Rene Tammist has made a proposal to the minister of the interior to exempt engineers and researchers from the immigration quota, reported LETA/BNS.


Annual growth in labour costs at 2.5% in euro area

Annual growth in labour costs at 2.5% in euro area

14.12.2018

Hourly labour costs rose by 2.5% in the euro area (EA19) and by 2.7% in the EU28 in the third quarter of 2018, compared with the same quarter of the previous year. In the second quarter of 2018, hourly labour costs increased by 2.3% and 2.7% respectively. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Over a year, labour costs per hour worked in Lithuania increased by 10.7%

Over a year, labour costs per hour worked in Lithuania increased by 10.7%

11.12.2018

Statistics Lithuania informs that in III quarter 2018, against the same quarter of 2017, labour costs per hour worked in industrial, construction and service enterprises (individual enterprises included), calendar adjusted, increased by 10.7%, of which in business enterprises – 10.3%.


03.12.2018

Workers coming from abroad help to ease labour shortages

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.

03.12.2018

Saeima committee agrees that healthcare workers will be permitted to work more overtime hours until 2022 in Latvia

Saeima Social and Employment Matters Committee is planning to increase the maximum number of overtime hours for medical workers until 2022, the commission decided today, informed LETA.

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