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Latvian employment rate has increased by 1.8 percentage points over the year. In the 3rd quarter of 2017, Latvian employment rate was the highest one recorded during the two past decades – 63.6 %. Employment rate exceeding 63 % (constituting 63.1 %) was recorded only in the 2nd quarter of 2008.


In the 3rd quarter of 2017 Latvian unemployment rate constituted 8.5 %. Compared to the previous quarter, unemployment rate decreased by 0.4 percentage points, whereas, compared to the same period of the year before – by 1.0 percentage points.


964.1 thsd visitors stayed at Latvian tourist accommodation establishments in the 3rd quarter of 2017, which is 11.8 % more than during the respective period of 2016. Compared to the previous year, the number of nights spent by visitors increased by 14.4 %, reaching 1.86 million. The average length of stay comprised 1.9 nights. 


Compared to the corresponding period of 2016, in the 3rd quarter of 2017 construction output increased by 25 % (according to calendar adjusted data at constant prices). Construction output at current prices amounted to 580.8 million euros.


New data have been published in sections: Consumer prices; Foreign trade in goods; Environment; Energy.

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Producer price changes in industry in October 2017
Social protection expenditure in 2016
Changes of construction costs in October 2017
On changes of wages and salaries in 3rd quarter of 2017
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Resident population

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Inflation (consumer price changes)

In comparison with 2015 (2015=100), average consumer price level in 2016 increased by 0.1 %.


Consumer price changes
(annual average), as % of previous year,

Real GDP growth rate

Real GDP in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (GDP volume percentage change on previous year according to the chain-linked seasonally non-adjusted data) has increased by 4.0 %


Real GDP growth rate by quarter

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