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Saturday, 01.11.2014, 05:57
The euro area seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 11.5% in September 2014, stable compared with August 2014, but down from 12.0% in September 2013, Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union informs, cites LETA/ELTA.
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The Estonian labour market has not yet adjusted sufficiently to the weaker economic environment, Estonian central bank Eesti Pank said in a fresh labour market survey, writes LETA.
Disabled people and people fighting for their rights held an hour-long picket on Saturday in six larger Estonian towns to demand postponement of the planned work ability reform, LETA/Delfi reports.
25,242 people were registered as unemployed in Estonia in September 2014, according to Statistics Estonia, reports LETA/Baltic Business News.
The proportion of job vacancies in Latvia in the second quarter of 2014 was 0.4% of the total number of job vacancies in Latvia, which is the lowest indicator among all European Union (EU) countries that have provided information about their labor markets, the statistical office of the EU Eurostat reported on Tuesday.
Data of Central Statistical Bureau show that at the end of the first half of 2014 there were 872.5 thsd occupied posts in the country, which is 2.2 thsd posts or 0.2% less than in the corresponding period of the previous year.
Data of the Central Statistical Bureau show that, compared to the 2nd quarter of 2013 hourly labour costs in the 2nd quarter of 2014 grew by 51 cents per hour or by 8.6%, reaching EUR 6.58.