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Number of Latvian students enrolled in vocational education institutions increases by 1.6% in 2014-201520.11.2014
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.
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Statistics Lithuania informs that, according to the Labour Force Survey data, in III quarter 2014, against II quarter 2014, the unemployment rate decreased by 2.1 percentage points, against III quarter 2013 – by 1.8 percentage points. In III quarter 2014, the unemployment rate in the country stood at 9.1%.
According to Statistics Estonia, unemployed persons numbered 51,000 and the unemployment rate was 7.5% in the 3rd quarter of 2014. Employment increased slightly, but the overall changes in employment and unemployment were minor.
The unemployment rate in Latvia last month remained the same as in September, that is, the registered unemployment level in October 2014 was 8.2%, as the State Employment Agency informed LETA.
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.
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.