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    Latvian unemployment drops to 6.1% in late May

    RIGA, June 11 (LETA) - At the end of May, the unemployment rate in Latvia dropped 0.2 percentage points from the end of April to 6.1 percent of the economically active population, LETA was told at the State Employment Agency.

    The number of people registered with the agency as jobless declined by 2,083 from the end of April to 56,105 people at the end of May.

    The lowest unemployment rate was recorded in Riga Region where 4 percent of the working-age population were out of work in May, which is down 0.1 percentage points from a month ago. The highest unemployment rate was recorded in Latgale where joblessness decreased by 0.5 percentage points from April to 14.4 percent this May.

    Unemployment dropped by 0.4 percentage points to 6.7 percent in Kurzeme and by 0.4 percentage points to 5.8 percent in Vidzeme and Zemgale.

    In Riga, the unemployment rate was 3.8 percent in late May, down 0.1 percentage points from April.

    At the end of April 2019, Latvia’s registered unemployment rate stood at 6.3 percent.

    • Published: 11.06.2019 08:11
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