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Sunday, 01.02.2015, 20:07
The number of registered jobless increased in December 2014 in Estonia and reached 27,597 people, which formed 4.3% of the working-age population, LETa/Public Broadcasting reports.
Keyword tags: Analytics, Employment, Estonia, Labour-market
The registered unemployment level in Latvia was 8.5% at the end of 2014, which is 0.2 percentage points higher than at the end of November, reports LETA, referring to the State Employment Agency's data.
The seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate in the European Union reduced to 10% last November from 10.1% in October 2014, according to the latest data presented by the EU statistical bureau Eurostat, cites LETA.
A policy paper, compiled at the initiative of Estonian State Chancellery Strategy Bureau and the European Union Secretariat, considers Estonia's biggest problem to be the decrease of the workforce, reported LETA, referring to the State Chancellery.
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.
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.