Information on hours worked and paid has been presented in breakdown by activity sector in compliance with the European Parliament and Council Regulations, as well as data have been calculated for national needs in breakdown by sector, region and activity sector.

Definitions

The sum of hours actually worked and not worked, but paid, of the employees for which the working time is registered.

Those are days paid, but not worked – paid days of vocation and sickness, paid days of idle standing, individual vocation and other days paid but not worked, recalculated into the hours.

Hours actually worked during the time period.

Includes also the time used for the preparation and cleaning of the workplace and equipment; for short breaks in the workplace; and includes also the time when the work is not done (idle standing of devices, short time periods without a work), but for which in compliance with the contract the payment is received.

Does not include the breaks for eating and rest set in the regulatory enactments; time spent on the way from home to work and back.

Private sector includes commercial companies with central or local government capital participation up to 50%, commercial companies of all types without central or local government capital participation, individual merchants, and peasant and fishermen farms with 50 and more employees.

Public sector is central and local government institutions and their commercial companies, commercial companies with central or local government capital participation 50% and over, foundations, associations, funds and their commercial companies.

Data availability

Dissemination Format and Release Calendar

Theme Reference period Actual release datesort icon Remarks
Hours paid and worked
  • 4th quarter 2016
16.03.2017
Hours paid and worked
  • 3rd quarter 2016
15.12.2016
Hours paid and worked
  • 2nd quarter 2016
15.09.2016
Hours paid and worked
  • 1st quarter 2016
15.06.2016
Hours paid and worked
  • 3rd quarter 2015
14.12.2015

Classifications

Data on hours worked and paid are compiled, calculated and published by using:

  • Statistical Classification of Economic Activities in the European Community, Rev. 2 (NACE Rev. 2).
  • Classification of Administrative Territories and Territorial Units of the Republic of Latvia (CATTU).

A Classification Catalogue with classification codes and their explanations has been published on the CSB website.

Publications

Download CSB publications on various time periods (starting from 2007) in section E-publications and subscribe for paper publications in section Publications.

Data on hours paid and worked are available in the statistical yearbooks.

Theme Title Release datesort icon ZIP/PDF
General Statistics Key socio-economic indicators in the Baltic states 23.01.2018
General Statistics Key socio-economic indicators in the Baltic states 27.12.2017
General Statistics Key socio-economic indicators in the Baltic states 2017/10 23.11.2017
General Statistics Key socio-economic indicators in the Baltic states 2017/09 23.10.2017
General Statistics Key socio-economic indicators in the Baltic states 2017/08 25.09.2017
General Statistics Key socio-economic indicators in the Baltic states 2017/07 23.08.2017
General Statistics Key socio-economic indicators in the Baltic states 2017/06 24.07.2017
General Statistics Key socio-economic indicators in the Baltic states 2017/05 26.06.2017
General Statistics Key socio-economic indicators in the Baltic states 2017/04 23.05.2017
General Statistics Latvia. Statistics in brief, 2017 08.05.2017
General Statistics Key socio-economic indicators in the Baltic states 2017/03 24.04.2017
General Statistics Key socio-economic indicators in the Baltic states, 2017/02 23.03.2017
General Statistics Statistical yearbook of Latvia, 2016 24.02.2017
General Statistics Key socio-economic indicators in the Baltic states 23.02.2017
General Statistics Monthly bulletin of Latvian statistics 2016/12 08.02.2017

 

Customised data sets

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Data collections

Survey method and source data

Data on monthly average and real wages and salaries are obtained by surveying enterprises, central government institutions, local governments and institutions thereof and institutional units.

Information is acquired by compiling questionnaires developed by the CSB – quarterly statistical reports on activities of merchants, institutions, foundations, associations and funds (2-Labour, 2-Labour-municipalities, 2-Labour (short)), and administrative data.

Statistical report form 2-Labour (short), containing fewer indicators than form 2-Labour, is submitted by individual merchants, foundations, associations and funds employing 7–49 persons. Form 2-Labour-municipalities submitted by local govermments and municipal insitutions. All other statistical units included in the sample submit statistical report form 2-Labour.

Administrative data are acquired with the help of CSB calculations based on the State Revenue Service information from the Report on state social security compulsory payments from employee income, Income Tax and Business Risk State Duty during the reference month, from the Report regarding the employment income, personal income tax and state mandatory social insurance contributions of the payers of the income tax for seasonal farm workers and from Micro-enterprise Tax Declaration.

Information is compiled on all fields. Data by kinds of economic activity are compiled by the main kind of activity which includes also all the other activities of the respondent, except centralized accountancies of the local governments, which submit data separately on following sectors:

  • Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply;
  • Public administration and defence; compulsory social security;
  • Education;
  • Residential care activities;
  • Social work activities without accommodation;
  • Creative, arts and entertainment activities;
  • Libraries, archives, museums and other cultural activities;
  • Cleaning activities.
     

Statistical Population

Target population are all statistical units (state and local government budgetary institutions, state and local government merchants, private commercial companies, individual merchants, peasant and fishermen farms employing 50 persons and more, foundations, associations and funds employing 1 and more persons) economically active in 2017.Target population of the survey does not include:

  • religious organisations;
  • rural handicraft enterprises;
  • family businesses;
  • natural persons performing economic activity.

Target population does not include also statistical units having NACE Rev. 2 classification economic activity code starting with 97 or 98.

Target population Number of employees
1–6 7–9 10–49 50+
State and local government budgetary institutions full-scope survey
State and local government merchants full-scope survey
Private commercial companies imputed sample survey full-scope survey
Individual merchants imputed sample survey full-scope survey
Peasant and fishermen farms not surveyed full-scope survey
Foundations, associations, funds State and local government foundations (SVTK* code starts with 1 or 2) full-scope survey
other
(SVTK* code does not start with 1 or 2)
imputed sample survey full-scope survey

*SVTK – CSB Typological Classifier of Statistical Units

Sample size

Each quarter of 2017 more than 7 thsd respondents are surveyed. Budgetary institutions, businesses with government or local government participation 50% and more and all businesses of the private sector with 50 employees and more are surveyed completely. Other statistical units are surveyed with the help of simple stratified sample, which is carried out in earlier formed stratum by kind of economic activity and size of enterprise (by number of employees).

Target population Sample size Frame %
State and local government budgetary institutions 992 992 100
State and local government merchants 457 457 100
Private commercial companies 5 830 14 677 40
Individual merchants 27 120 23
Peasant and fishermen farms 7 7 100
Foundations, associations, funds 179 397 45
Total 7 492 16 650 45

Sample, regardless all other pre-conditions, includes 1115 general government sector enterprises (institutional sector classification code starts with S13).

Statistical processing

Calculation methods

Information is obtained from the reports on the quarter filled by the respondents. The information obtained from the respondents is summarized with the help of weights set for the each sample unit. Report indicators multiplied with the weights firstly are summer at class (4-digit), group (3-digit), division (2-digit) and section (letter) level in compliance with the statistical Classification of Economic Activities NACE Rev. 2.

With an aim to estimate imputations of non-responding and directly not surveyed statistical units and credibility of data acquired by using weights, summaries of data are analysed each quarter. Summary indicators are compared with previous periods and administrative data sources.

Data revision

Quarterly data are revised every quarter from the beginning of the year.

Annual data are not revised.

Comparability

Comparability over time

Data are comparable from 2005.

Starting from the 1st quarter of 2009 data are published in compliance with the new Classification of Economic Activities NACE Rev. 2. To ensure long enough, comparable time series, data on 2005–2008 were re-calculated according to the new revision of the NACE.

International comparability

Eurostat

The Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat) publishes information on labour market in EU and in every country separately on its website.

http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat

Confidentiality

Confidentiality of the information provided by respondents is protected by the Section 17 of the Statistics Law stipulating rights and obligations of the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia and other state authorities producing official statistics. Read more

Contact person on methodology

Name Surname Phone number Position Email
Lija Luste 67366917 daļas vadītājs Lija.Luste@csb.gov.lv

Last update

07.06.2017

Average number of employees in full time work

Employed by actual workplace

Occupied posts and job vacancies

Explanation of symbols

-

Magnitude zero

0

Less than half of the unit employed

...

Data not available or too uncertain for presentation

X

Figure not applicable because column heading and stub line make entry impossible, absurd or meaningless

.

Data not released for confidentiality reasons

If data are absolute numbers

0

Magnitude zero