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The average monthly gross wages and salaries in the country in the second quarter of 2011 comprised LVL 469, and it is LVL 24 or 5.5% more as compared to the second quarter of 2010.


Compared to July 2010, the total retail trade turnover in July 2011 has increased by 6.4%, according to calendar adjusted data at constant prices.


In September of this year the second Adult Education Survey will be launched. The aim of the survey is to acquire information on adult population education activities in Latvia, on fields of education in which adults are participating the most as well as on reasons behind learning and education opportunities.


New data have been published in sections: Geographical data; Business Tendency; Producer prices; Population; Health care and sport; Housing; Tourism; Energy; Science.


In comparison to July of the previous year, the overall level of construction costs rose by 1.6%.


Compared to the corresponding period of 2010, the unit value in the 2nd quarter of 2011 increased by 13.4 % for exported goods and by 5.6 % for imported goods.


In comparison with the 2nd quarter of 2010, the number of visitors in hotels and other accommodation establishments in the 2nd quarter of 2011 has increased by 30% and comprised 416.0 thousand people. Of which 69% were foreign tourists and 31% - residents of Latvia.


New data have been published in sections: Producer prices; Indicators of banks; Employment and unemployment; Household budget; Industry; Foreign trade.


Compared to June, the overall level of producer prices in Latvian industry in July 2011 increased by 0.7%.


Totally 966.5 thousand persons (55.1% of the total number of population aged 15-74 years) were employed in the country.

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