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In 2014, 16 people lost their lives in a work-related accident in Estonia; there were altogether 4,635 occupational accidents, which is nearly 11% more than the previous year, said the Director General of the Labour Inspectorate Maret Maripuu, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
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Data of Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that at the end of 2014 there were 867.9 thsd occupied posts in Latvia, which is 5.9 thsd posts or 0.7% more than at the end of 2013. Over the year the number of occupied posts in private sector (1) grew by 2.2 thsd or 0.4%, reaching 577.6 thsd posts.
Average hourly labor costs in Latvia increased by 6.1% in the fourth quarter of 2014, compared to the respective period in 2013 – the third steepest increase across the European Union, according to the latest data from the EU's statistical office Eurostat. Estonia was even second, writes LETA.
Prime Minister of Lithuania Algirdas Butkevicius says that in May 2015 the Government will submit to the Seimas a new draft of the Labour Code which will liberalise labour relations, reports LETA/ELTA.
Data of the Central Statistical Bureau show that compared to the 4th quarter of 2013 hourly labour costs in the 4th quarter of 2014 grew by 36 cents per hour or by 6.1% reaching EUR 6.53. According to seasonally adjusted data (1) labour costs grew by 5.9%.
The number of employed persons increased 0.7% in Latvia in the fourth quarter of 2014, compared to the previous quarter – the largest increase in the European Union, reports LETA, according to the latest data from the EU's statistical bureau Eurostat.
According to Statistics Estonia, there were 7,200 job vacancies in the enterprises, institutions and organisations of Estonia in the 4th quarter of 2014. The number of job vacancies decreased by 15.9% compared to the previous quarter and increased by 13.6% compared to the 4th quarter of 2013.