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The employment rate in Lithuania increased, in Latvia and Estonia decreased in Q2

BC, Vilnius, 14.09.2017.Print version
The employment rate in Lithuania went up in the second quarter of 2017 from the earlier quarter, however, declined in Latvia and Estonia, Eurostat said on Wednesday, cites LETA/BNS.

Lithuania's employment rate inched up 0.5% in April-June from the earlier quarter, while that of Latvia went down by 0.7% and by 0.5% in Estonia, the European Union's (EU) statistics agency said.


Year-on-year, the employed share of the population narrowed by 0.3% in Lithuania and by 1.4% in Latvia but rose by 0.1% in Estonia.


Employment in the second quarter of 2017 grew on average by 0.4% both in the eurozone and in the European Union, while in Estonia it fell 0.5% compared to the previous quarter.


Compared to the second quarter of 2016, employment increased 1.6% in the eurozone and 1.5% in the European Union, Eurostat data show.


Of the member states, unemployment increased the most in Malta by 1%, in Spain by 0.9% and in Greece and Poland by 0.8%.


Employment decreased the most in Croatia by 0.8%, in Latvia by 0.7%, in Romania by 0.6% and in Estonia by 0.5%.

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