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At the end of the 1st quarter of 2009 there were 3.7 thsd job vacancies in the country. Compared to the end of the last year their number has reduced by 2.2 thsd vacancies, but in comparison with the end of the 1st quarter of 2008 – by 11.7 thsd.


Compared to March construction costs In April of this year reduced on average by 0.3%. Most rapid reduction of construction costs was recorded in the construction of underground main pipelines – 1.5%, as well as in the reconstruction and construction of industrial, agricultural and trade buildings – 0.8%.

Compared to the first quarter of 2008 gross domestic product (GDP) in the first quarter of 2009 has decreased by 18.0%
In April 2009 the total foreign trade turnover at current prices reached 645.4 mln lats – less by 7.9% or 55.2 mln lats than a month before and less by 40.2% or 433.1 mln lats than in April last year.
New data in sections Prices, Industry, Agriculture, Trade and services, Energy, Indicators of Banks, Occupied posts and job vacancies, paid working hours have been published.
Compared to May of previous year, consumer prices have increased by 4.7%, of which prices of goods increased by 3.3%, but of services – by 8.4%.
94 participants from 20 countries all over the world are taking place in the conference. The majority of participants are from the United States of America, Netherlands and United Kingdom.
Compared to March 2009 industrial production volume in April 2009 has increased by 4.8%, according to seasonally adjusted data.
In the 1st quarter of 2009 38.7 mln passengers were carried by urban electrified transport, which is a decrease of 14.2% compared to the 1st quarter of the previous year. The number of passengers carried by trolleybus dropped by 12.7%, but by tramways – by 15.6%.
New data in sections Trade and services, Tourism, Prices, Population, Agriculture, Wages and salaries have been published.
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