Posts tagged as unemployment rate

Latvian unemployment rate remained unchanged in March

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Data of the Labour Force Survey (LFS) published April 21 by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that in March 2021 actual unemployment rate comprised 9.1 %, and, compared to February, it has not changed. The unemployment rate among males remained at 10.3 % in March, while among females it increased by 0.1 percentage points, reaching 8.0 %. Unemployment rate registered by the State Employment Agency (NVA) accounted for 8.2 %…

Unemployment rate at 8.6% in Latvia in second quarter

Monday, August 17, 2020

Results of the Labour Force Survey conducted by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that in the second quarter of 2020 Latvian unemployment rate comprised 8.6 %, as published August 17 . Compared to the previous quarter, rate of unemployment has risen by 1.2 percentage points, but during a year – by 2.2 percentage points. As a result of COVID-19 crisis, the number of the unemployed increased. In the second quarter of 2020 the number of…

Actual unemployment rate 9.6 % and registered 8.4 % in May

Friday, June 19, 2020

Results of the Labor Force Survey conducted by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that in May 2020 actual unemployment rate in Latvia constituted 9.6 %, which is 0.4 percentage points more than in April. Unemployment rate registered by the State Employment Agency (SEA) accounted for 8.4 % – an increase of 0.4 percentage points, compared to April. Unemployment rate has also increased when compared to the May of the previous year – actual unemployment…

Latvia’s registered unemployment rate hits 8.2%

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Latvia’s registered unemployment rate has risen to 8.2 percent of the economically active population, Evita Simsone, head of the State Employment Agency, said in an interview to Latvian Television today. She noted that unemployment in Latgale remained the highest in Latvia. Simsone indicated that although the total number of job vacancies had decreased lately, there were still around vacant 15,000 jobs registered with the agency. “New job vacancies are still…

Latvia still has sufficient labor resources

Monday, September 10, 2018

Latvia still has sufficient labor resources, and it is necessary to think how to help the unemployed return to the labor market, informs LETA referring to Evita Simsone, director of the State Employment Agency of Latvia. She said that the registered unemployment rate has continued to drop in Latvia and now stands at 6.3% of the economically active population. The average statistical unemployed person in Latvia is roughly 50 years…