Posts tagged as unemployment

Statistics: Unemployment drops to 8 percent between April and May

Friday, June 11, 2021

Reported unemployment in Estonia fell 0.5 percentage points between April and May, to 8 percent. Data from the Unemployment Insurance Fund (Töötukassa) put registered unemployed at 52,362 at the end of May. The fund had 13,095 jobs on offer at the beginning of May, nearly halving to month’s end to 6,874, suggesting that uptake was behind part of the fall in joblessness. Unemployment figures cover the workforce from age 16…

Unemployment in Latvia

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

At the end of May this year, the registered unemployment rate in Latvia reached 7.6 percent of the economically active population. At the end of May 2021, there were 68,765 people registered with the State Employment Agency as jobless. At the end of May, the lowest registered unemployment rate was still in Riga region – 5.7 percent. The highest registered unemployment rate remained in Latgale region – 15.9 percent. The…

Large number of Estonians made unemployed during crisis still without work

Monday, June 7, 2021

Of the 6,300 people who worked in accommodation and catering in Estonia in February 2020 and lost their job during the crisis months, slightly over 40 percent were still unemployed at the end of April this year, data from Statistics Estonia shows. Approximately 1,500 people, or a quarter, have returned to employment in accommodation and catering, whereas the rest of the people found a job in trade and service, data…

Unemployment rate constituted 8.1% in Latvia in Q1

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

According to the report of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) published May 25, results of the Labor Force Survey  show that in the 1st quarter of 2021 unemployment rate in Latvia constituted 8.1%. Compared to the previous quarter, the unemployment rate has risen by 0.2 percentage points, but over a year – by 0.5 percentage points. In the 1st quarter of this year, there were 74.7 thousand unemployed persons aged 15 to 74, which…

Unemployment in Estonia fell by 1,500 persons in first quarter

Monday, May 17, 2021

Compared to the fourth quarter of 2020, unemployment declined by 1,500 persons, state agency Statistics Estonia (Statistikaamet) announced. The employment rate in the first quarter of 2021 was 7.1 percent. According to Katriin Põlluäär, analyst at Statistics Estonia, there were 48,700 unemployed people in the first quarter of 2021, 13,500 more than at the same time last year. “It is positive, however, that compared to the three previous quarters, the…

Unemployment rate down to 8.5 percent in April

Monday, May 10, 2021

The number of registered unemployed in Estonia was 55,865 at the end of April, making up 8.5 percent of the total number of workforce from age 16 to retirement age, 0.3 percentage points lower than in March. The number of newly unemployed persons registered during the month was 5,143, compared with 11,363 newly unemployed persons registered in April 2020. In March, the number of people registered as unemployed was 7,308,…

Estonian unemployment fund proposes extending wage compensation scheme

Monday, May 3, 2021

The wage compensation scheme should be extended to cover salaries in May, the Unemployment Insurance Fund (Töötukassa) has said. The Fund believes extending the measure under the same conditions is justified and will make the proposal to the government. Applications for compensation for May’s salary will be accepted from June 1. ERR News previously reported the conditions for wage support and they can beseen here . Read more: ERR.EE

Registered unemployment rate in Latvia hits 8.2% in late February

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

At the end of February this year, the registered unemployment rate in Latvia reached 8.2 percent of the economically active population, which is a rise of 0.2 percentage points from January, according to the State Employment Agency. At the end of February 2021, there were 74,494 people registered with the State Employment Agency as jobless, which is 1,882 people more than a month ago when the jobless register included 72,612…

Unemployment benefit policy might be revised in Latvia

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Latvian Radio reported that during the Covid-19 pandemic, the number of jobs available is declining and there are sectors where activity has almost stopped. Solutions are being sought to help all the unemployed. Last year 78.7 thousand people aged between 15 and 74 were unemployed, according to the results of the  Central Statistical Bureau Labor Force Survey  . Compared with 2019, the number of unemployed has increased by 17.4 thousand, or…

Big increase in unemployment in Latvia

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

In the course of 2020, the number of unemployed persons in Latvia increased by 28.4 % according to the results of the Labour Force Survey of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) released February 24. 78,700 people aged 15 to 74 were unemployed. Compared to 2019, the number of the unemployed has increased by 17,400 or 28.4 %. Last year, the unemployment rate in Latvia was 8.1 %, which is 1.8 percentage points higher than in 2019. The…