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22.02.2018

85.4 thousand people aged 15–74 were unemployed in 2017. Compared to 2016, the number of unemployed persons has dropped by 9.9 thousand or 10.4 %. Last year, Latvian unemployment rate constituted 8.7 %, which is 0.9 percentage points lower than in 2016. 

22.02.2018

894.8 thousand people or 62.9 % of Latvia population aged 15–74 were employed in 2017. Compared to the year before, in 2017 employment rate grew by 1.3 percentage points and number of employed persons by 1.5 thousand. Employment rate among men grew faster than among women – by 1.6 percentage points and 1.0 percentage points, respectively.
 

21.02.2018

Compared to December 2017, in January 2018, level of producer prices in Latvian industry rose by 0.9 %. Prices of products sold on the domestic market went up by 1.2 % and prices of exported products by 0.6 %.

19.02.2018

New data have been published in sections:Consumer prices; Producer prices; Social security; Construction; Tourism.

16.02.2018

Regardless the unfavourable weather conditions, in 2017 the highest average grain yield per one hectare was reached – 38.3 q. The highest yield was reached in 2015 – 44.9 q/ha.

14.02.2018

2.58 mln visitors stayed at Latvian tourist accommodation establishments in 2017, which is 11.9 % more than during 2016. Compared to the previous year, the number of nights spent by visitors increased by 12.1 %, reaching 4.95 mln. The average length of stay comprised 1.9 nights. 

12.02.2018

During the year (in January 2018, compared to January 2017) the average level of consumer prices rose by 2.0 %. Prices of goods grew by 1.5 % and prices of services by 3.3 %.

12.02.2018

Compared to 2016, in 2017 construction output1 increased by 19.5 % (according to calendar adjusted data at constant prices). Construction output at current prices amounted to 1 736 million euros. 

12.02.2018

New data have been published in sections: Industry; Foreign trade in goods; Environment.

09.02.2018

In 2017, the foreign trade turnover of Latvia at current prices reached EUR 25.42 bln – EUR 2.81 bln or 12.4 % more than in 2016. The exports value constituted EUR 11.39 bln (an increase of EUR 1.03 bln or 10.0 %), whereas the imports value – EUR 14.03 bln (an upturn of EUR 1.78 bln or 14.5 %).

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