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In Q2, the unemployment rate in Lithuania decreased to 11.2%

In Q2, the unemployment rate in Lithuania decreased to 11.2%

15.08.2014

Statistics Lithuania informs that, according to the Labour Force Survey data, in II quarter 2014, against I quarter 2014, the unemployment rate decreased by 1.2 percentage points; against II quarter 2013, it decreased by 0.5 percentage points. In II quarter 2014, the unemployment rate in the country stood at 11.2%. The male unemployment rate stood at 13.2%, female – 9.3%.

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Unemployment in Estonia decreased to 6.9% in Q2

Unemployment in Estonia decreased to 6.9% in Q2

14.08.2014

According to Statistics Estonia, unemployed persons numbered 47,000 and the unemployment rate was 6.9% in the 2nd quarter of 2014. Employment increased compared to the 1st quarter, but decreased compared to the same quarter of the previous year. This shows that Estonia is gradually facing the consequences of declining labour force.

Unemployment in Latvia reduces to 8.6% in July

Unemployment in Latvia reduces to 8.6% in July

11.08.2014

The registered unemployment rate in Latvia decreased 0.3 percentage points in July 2014 and currently stands at 8.6% of the economically-active population, according to the State Employment Agency's data, cites LETA.


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.

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.

20.06.2014

IT sector in Latvia posts steady increase in turnover

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.

17.06.2014

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

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.

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