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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Friday, 25.05.2018, 23:12

Latvian unemployment down to 8.4% in February

BC, Riga, 16.03.2017.Print version
In February 2017, Latvia’s registered unemployment rate decreased by 0.1 percentage points (ppt) to 8.4%, according to information released by the State Employment Agency writes LETA.

The lowest unemployment rate was recorded in Riga region where 5.3% of the population were out of work at the end of February, while the eastern Latvian province of Latgale reported the highest jobless rate – 18.2%. In Kurzeme the unemployment rate was 10.5%, in Vidzeme 9.2% and in Zemgale 8.5%.

In Riga, the unemployment rate was 5.7% at the end of February.

In late February 2016, Latvia’s jobless rate was 9.2%.

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