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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Thursday, 31.07.2014, 16:30

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Estonia’s registered unemployment rate continued falling in June

Estonia’s registered unemployment rate continued falling in June

11.07.2014

As of end of June 2014, a total of 27,677 persons were registered as unemployed, writes LETA/Postimees Online.

Keyword tags: Analytics, Employment, Estonia, Financial Services, Labour-market



39% youth evaluate job opportunities in Latvia as "poor"

39% youth evaluate job opportunities in Latvia as "poor"

04.07.2014

39% of youth in Latvia believe that the possibilities of getting a job position that appeals to them, are "poor", according to a study conducted by the Youth Competence Center, cites LETA.

IT sector in Latvia posts steady increase in turnover

IT sector in Latvia posts steady increase in turnover

20.06.2014

The IT sector's turnover in Latvia increased by 20% in 2013, which indicates steady growth. Meanwhile, the largest problem in the sector is the lack of qualified IT specialists, director general of the Latvian Information and Communications Technology Association, Andris Melnudris said in a discussion organized by the business portal Nozare.lv and Firmas.lv, cites LETA.


Latvia records EU's steepest increase in labor costs in Q1

Latvia records EU's steepest increase in labor costs in Q1

17.06.2014

Average hourly labor costs in Latvia increased 7% in the first quarter of 2014, compared to the respective period in 2013 – the steepest increase across the European Union, according to the latest data from the EU's statistical office Eurostat, cites LETA.

Citadele Index: demand for workers in Latvia is on the rise

Citadele Index: demand for workers in Latvia is on the rise

17.06.2014

Businesspeople in Latvia are more optimistic today about the creation of new jobs than they were at the conclusion of last year – this according to the latest Citadele Index study. Businesspeople from exporting companies are more likely than others to say that they have plans to increase staff numbers, informed BC head of corporate communications at Citadele Bank Baiba Ābelniece.

16.06.2014

Estonia had one of the biggest employment falls in EU in Q1

The number of employed persons increased 0.1% in Latvia in the first quarter of 2014, compared to the respective period in 2013 – the smallest increase in the European Union, according to the latest data from the EU's statistical bureau Eurostat, cites LETA. The largest year-on-year reduction in employment was registered in Cyprus – 4.6%, followed by Estonia – 1.1%, and the Netherlands – 1%.

11.06.2014

Unemployment level in Latvia reduces to 9.1% in May

The registered unemployment level in Latvia in May 2014 reduced by 0.5% to 9.1% of the economically active population, informs LETA, referring to the State Employment Agency's data.

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