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Friday, 07.03.2014, 17:17
Lithuania's Parliament Speaker Loreta Grauziniene opposes the proposal to amend the Labour Code and establish a possibility for an employer to dismiss employees who have reached retirement age, informs LETA/LETA.
Keyword tags: Labour-market, Legislation, Lithuania, Markets and Companies, Pensioners
In 2013 the number of economically active population comprised 1 mln 14.2 thsd or 66% of Latvian population in age group 15 to 74 years, of which 70.4% were men and 62.2% – women. Labour Force Survey results compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia show that, compared to 2012, the number of economically active population has reduced by 1.6%.
In 2013, there were 10.7 of vacancies in Lithuania. As compared to 2012, the number of the vacancies increased by 2.1% or 0.2 thousand, informs LETA/ELTA.
According to the data presented by the Statistics Lithuania, in the last quarter of 2013, the number of the vacancies in Lithuania reduced by 30.1%, informs LETA/ELTA.
Latvian State Employment Agency Director Inese Kalvane predicts that unemployment will not exceed 10% in Latvia in the near future, since the time of seasonal spring and summer jobs has come, preventing unemployment from growing, informs LETA.
Productivity did not increase in the fourth quarter of 2013 in Estonia, the central bank Eesti Pank said on Friday in comments to the fresh unemployment data, cites LETA.
Statistics Lithuania informs that, according to the Labour Force Survey data, the unemployment rate in the country in 2013 stood at 11.8%, which is by 1.6 percentage points less than in 2012. In 2013, the male unemployment rate stood at 13.1, the female one – at 10.5%.