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    Unemployment rate in Latvia at 5.7% in September

    RIGA, Oct 9 (LETA) - At the end of this past September, the registered unemployment rate in Latvia was 5.7 percent of the economically active population, which is 0.2 percentage points less than in August, the State Employment Agency informed LETA.

    At the end of September, a total of 52,595 unemployed people were registered with the Employment Agency, down from 54,390 unemployed people registered with the agency at the end of August.

    The lowest unemployment rate was registered in Greater Riga - 3.9 percent, which is 0.2 percentage points less than in August, while the highest unemployment rate was registered in Latgale province - 13.3 percent, which is 0.3 percentage points less than in August.

    In the meantime, unemployment in Zemgale, Vidzeme and Kurzeme provinces dropped 0.2 percentage points in September. At the end of September, the registered unemployment rate in the Zemgale was 5.3 percent, in Vidzeme - 5.4 percent, and in Kurzeme - 6.1 percent.

    According to the Employment Agency, unemployment rate in Riga was 3.7 percent at the end of September, which is 0.2 percentage points less than in August.

    • Published: 09.10.2019 10:15
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