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    Unemployment level in Latvia stays at 6.4% in June

    RIGA, July 11 (LETA) - The registered unemployment level in Latvia was at 6.4 percent of the economically active population at the end of June this year, or unchanged from May, according to the State Employment Agency's data.

    At the end of June 2018, there were 59,119 unemployed persons registered with the State Employment Agency, down by 429 people from a month ago.

    The lowest unemployment rate was registered in the Riga region - 4.2 percent, up 0.1 percentage point month-on-month, while the highest level was in the Latgale province in eastern Latvia - 14.9 percent, down 0.5 percentage points.

    Unemployment in the Zemgale province in southern Latvia was 5.9 percent, down 0.1 percentage point from May 2018. The jobless rate in Vidzeme, north-eastern Latvia, also decreased 0.1 percentage point to 6.5 percent in June, while the unemployment level in the Kurzeme province in western Latvia was 7.1 percent, unchanged from May.

    In the Latvian capital Riga, the unemployment rate was 4 percent at the end of June this year compared to 3.9 percent in May.

    At the end of May 2018, the registered unemployment rate in Latvia was 6.4 percent.

    • Published: 11.07.2018 09:16
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