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Monday, 22.12.2014, 01:53
The number of employed persons reduced 1.7% in Latvia in the third quarter of 2014, compared to the previous quarter – the largest reduction in the European Union, according to the latest data from the EU's statistical bureau Eurostat, cites LETA.
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As is usual at the beginning of the winter season 2014, a slight increase in the unemployment level in Latvia has once against been observed, reports LETA, referring to the State Employment Agency.
According to Statistics Estonia, there were 8,600 job vacancies in the enterprises, institutions and organisations of Estonia in the 3rd quarter of 2014. The number of job vacancies increased by 0.3% compared to the 3rd quarter of 2013 and by 12.7% compared to the previous quarter.
The number of employers who are planning to hire new workers has reduced in all Baltic States – employers in Lithuania are more optimistic, while those in Latvia and Estonia are more conservative, according to a study conducted by CV-Online, cites LETA.
In the 3rd quarter of 2014 there were 885.7 thsd employed persons in Latvia or 59.3% of the population aged 15 – 74, of which 4.1 thsd were employed persons still having the status of the unemployed. A year ago 59% of the Latvian residents were employed, and in the 2nd quarter of 2014 – 59.3%, according to the results of the Labour Force Survey conducted by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) of Latvia.
In the 3rd quarter of 2014 the number of unemployed persons in the age group 15 to 74 years accounted for 104.9 thsd persons, according to the results of the Labour Force Survey conducted by the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia (CSB). 18.9 thsd or 18% of the total number of unemployed persons were aged 15-24.
Number of Latvian students enrolled in vocational education institutions increases by 1.6% in 2014-2015
Provisional data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that in the academic year 2014/2015, 11.7 thsd students were enrolled in 62 vocational education institutions and 14 colleges implementing vocational education programmes.