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    Latvian unemployment rises to 6.7% in January

    RIGA, Feb 11 (LETA) - The registered unemployment rate in Latvia was 6.7 percent of the economically active population in January 2019, up 0.3 percentage points from the previous month and 0.3 percent below the jobless rate recorded in the same period a year ago, LETA was told at the State Employment Agency.

    The number of people registered with the State Employment Agency as jobless grew by 2,363 from December and dropped by 3,185 from January 2018 to 61,951 people at the end of January 2019.

    The lowest unemployment rate was recorded in Riga Region where 4.4 percent of the working-age population were out of work in January, up 0.2 percentage points from December. The highest unemployment rate was recorded in Latgale where joblessness increased by 0.3 percentage points from December to 15 percent this January.

    Unemployment grew also in other provinces of Latvia, rising by 0.4 percentage points to 7.9 percent in Kurzeme, by 0.3 percentage points to 6.7 percent in Vidzeme and by 0.4 percentage points to 6.6 points in Zemgale.

    According to the State Employment Agency’s data, registered unemployment in Riga rose 0.2 percentage points month-on-month to 4.1 percent at the end of January.

    As at December 31, 2018, Latvia’s registered unemployment rate was 6.4 percent, down from 7 percent at the end of January 2018.

    • Published: 11.02.2019 12:01
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