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Saturday, 10.10.2015, 00:48
On 28 September, the Tripartite Council convened at the Social Security and Labour Ministry to discuss the new Labour Code in Lithuania. Representatives of the Government, the employers and trade unions completed their deliberations, informs LETA/ELTA.
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The job vacancy rate in both the euro area and the European Union (EU) was 1.7% in the second quarter of 2015, stable compared with the previous quarter, but up from 1.6% in the second quarter of 2014, the statistical office of the European Union Eurostat informed.
The number of employed persons increased by 0.1% in Latvia in the second quarter of 2015, compared to the previous quarter – the largest increase in the European Union, according to the latest data from the EU's statistical bureau Eurostat, cites LETA.
The unemployment level in Latvia is beginning to decline, and at the end of August it was 8.5% of the total economically-active population, reports LETA, according to data from the State Employment Agency.
The Estonian government decided on September 10th that the biggest part of the long-prepared work ability reform, that part concerning evaluating disabilities on new basis, will be postponed for six months, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
European Commissioner from Lithuania Vytenis Povilas Andriukaitis says the protest of trade unions against the liberalisation of labour relations is justified because wage growth in Lithuania has been slow throughout the whole period of independence, informs LETA/ELTA.
The number of registered jobless decreased in August 2015 in Estonia and the number of jobless reached 25,409 people at the end of the month, which formed 4.0% of the working-age population, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.