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In the 3rd quarter of 2014 there were 885.7 thsd employed persons in Latvia or 59.3% of the population aged 15 - 74, of which 4.1 thsd were employed persons still having the status of the unemployed. A year ago 59% of the Latvian residents were employed, and in the 2nd quarter of 2014 - 59.3%. 


New data have been published in sections: Geographical data; Enterprises finance; Producer prices; Population: Number and Change; Industry; Foreign trade.


In the 3rd quarter of 2014 the share of unemployed persons in the total number of economically active population was 10.6%. The number of unemployed youth aged 15 - 24 in the total number of active youth amounted to 21.4%, which is 6.2 percentage points less than a year ago (27.6%)


In the school year 2014/2015, 11.7 thsd students were enrolled in 62 vocational education institutions and 14 colleges offering vocational education programmes. Compared to the previous academic year the number of enrolled students has increased by 1.6%. 46.5% of the students enrolled are women.


In the first nine months of 2014 the volume of goods exported at current prices, as compared to the nine months of the previous year, increased by EUR 144.1 mln or 2.0%, but volume of imports reduced by EUR 103.2 mln or 1.1%.


In the first ten months of 2014, 11 007 marriages were registered in Latvia, which is 9% more than in first ten months of 2013. 925 marriages were concluded in October 2014, which is 165 marriages more than in October 2013. 


New data have been published in sections: Consumer prices; Producer prices; Culture; Population; Trade and services; Construction; Housing; Industry; Foreign trade.


In nine months of 2014 construction volume at current prices accounted for EUR 1254.4 million, of which in the 3rd quarter - EUR 574.0 million.


Due to the additional data processing, the publication of press release on Labour Force Survey results in 3rd quarter of 2014 is postponed to 24 November 2014.


In September 2014 compared to previous month exports value of goods at current prices grew by 12.7%, but imports value of goods – by 15.2%. In September Latvia exported goods in amount of 914.0 mln euros, but imported - in amount of 1,138.2 mln euros.

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