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In order to save the draft of the Population and Housing Census 2011 questionnaire form includes only issues obligatory to be surveyed in accordance with the requirements European Parliament and Council Regulation.
It should be carried out in every ten years in order to provide the wide information on agricultural situation to the users of statistical information (state institutions, scientific institutions, education institutions, non-governmental institutions and society).
The Central Statistical Bureau has prepared new home page section “School corner” (available only in Latvian).

Compared to the 2nd quarter of the previous year hourly labour costs in the country in the 2nd quarter of 2009 grew by 18 santims or by 4.4%, according to seasonally non-adjusted data.

New data in sections Energy, Prices, Gross Domestic Product, Tourism, Ivestment, Foreign Trade, Industry, Occupied posts and job vacancies, paid working hours, Culture, Personal income have been published.
Compared to the end of the March the number of occupied posts in the country at the end of the June of this year has reduced by 40.6 thsd or by 4.6%. In private sector the number reduced by 27.4 thsd or by 4.8%, but in public sector – by 13.2 thsd or by 4.1%.
Compared to June 2009 manufacturing turnover at current prices (according to seasonally adjusted data) in July 2009 has decreased by 4.4%, of which in domestic market - by 5.6% and in exports - by 2.7%.
Non-financial investment in Latvia in the 2nd quarter of 2009 was 425.4 mln lats, a decrease of 32% on the 2nd quarter of 2008, according to the Central Statistical Bureau.
In July 2009 the total foreign trade turnover at current prices reached 613.3 mln lats – less by 3.8% or 24.5 mln lats than a month before and less by 41.1% or 427.6 mln lats than in July last year.
Compared to the 2nd quarter of 2008, in the 2nd quarter of 2009 GDP has diminished by 18.7%.
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