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Thursday, 28.05.2015, 23:06
The Tripartite Council in Lithuania convened on Tuesday, 26 May. Representatives of trade unions, employers and the Government continued to discuss the new Labour Code – one of the fundamental parts of the new social model drafted by scientists, informs LETA/ELTA.
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There are about 250 job vacancies in Liepaja at the moment in the industrial sector, thus those persons being laid off by KVV Liepajas metalurgs have options and the situation is not as hopeless as it seems, Liepaja Mayor Uldis Sesks told ''Rietumu radio'' today, cites LETA.
Statistics Lithuania informs that, according to the Labour Force Survey data, in I quarter 2015, the unemployment rate stood at 10%. In I quarter 2015, against IV quarter 2014, the unemployment rate decreased by 0.1 percentage points, against I quarter 2014 – by 2.4 percentage points.
According to Statistics Estonia, the unemployment rate was 6.6% and the employment rate was 63.3% in the 1st quarter of 2015. Compared to the first quarters of the previous years, the labour force participation rate was at the highest level of the last 15 years.
The situation in the labor market keeps improving in Latvia, however, at a much slower rate than previously, reports LETA, according to the Economy Ministry's forecasts.
The number of registered jobless decreased in April 2015 in Estonia, Delfi cites Unemployment Insurance Fund data.
The Estonian government supported the plan of the Ministry of Social Affairs to postpone the implementation of Work Capacity Reform to 1 July 2016, government communication unit announced LETA.