Data on occupied posts and job vacancies are used to obtain information on available and occupied posts in Latvia as a whole and in cities under state jurisdiction and counties separately, as well as in private sector, public sector, in breakdown by economic activity of the enterprise, occupation etc.

Definitions

According to the European System of Accounts (ESA 2010) the general government sector includes central and local government budgetary institutions, the social security fund and enterprises controlled and financed by central and local governments selected in compliance with ESA 2010 criteria on the formation of the central government sector.

In accordance with the survey methodology, job vacancy is defined as a post for which no contract has been signed and no candidate chosen and the employer is taking active steps to find a suitable candidate from outside the enterprise, and which will be filled immediately or in the near future.

Share of job vacancies in the total number of jobs. The total number of jobs is the sum of occupied jobs and job vacancies.

Occupied post is a paid post to which the employee has been assigned.

The number of occupied posts comprises full time and part time employees, for which accounts of working time must be kept according to the Labour Law (including those who have a contract for work-performance, but whose accounts of working time are kept and all of the taxes are paid by the employer).

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 Planned release datesort icon Remarks
Occupied posts and job vacancies
  • 3rd quarter 2017
15.12.2017
Occupied posts and job vacancies
  • 4th quarter 2017
19.03.2018
Occupied posts and job vacancies
  • 2017
19.03.2018
Occupied posts and job vacancies
  • 1st quarter 2018
18.06.2018
Occupied posts and job vacancies
  • 2nd quarter 2018
18.09.2018

Theme Reference period Actual release datesort icon Remarks
Occupied posts and job vacancies
  • 2nd quarter 2017
19.09.2017
Occupied posts and job vacancies
  • 1st quarter 2017
20.06.2017
Occupied posts and job vacancies
  • 2016
17.03.2017
Occupied posts and job vacancies
  • 4th quarter 2016
17.03.2017
Occupied posts and job vacancies
  • 3rd quarter 2016
15.12.2016

News Releases


Date Title
19.03.2018 Occupied posts and job vacancies in 2017

Classifications

Data on occupied posts and job vacancies 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);
  • Nomenclature of territorial units for statistic (NUTS);
  • Latvian Classification of Occupations based on the International Standard Classification of Occupations 2008 (ISCO-08);
  • Classification of Institutional Sectors.

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 occupied posts and job vacancies are available in the monthly bulletins and 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

 

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Data Collection

Survey Method and Source Data

Data on occupied posts and job vacancies 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;
  • individuals 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 1115general government sector enterprises (institutional sector classification code starts with S13). 

Statistical Processing

Calculation Method

Information on occupied posts is obtained from the statistical reports each quarter. 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 summed at class (4-digit), group (3-digit), division (2-digit) and section (letter) level in compliance with NACE Rev. 2.

To calculate job vacancy rate, job vacancies are divided by total number of jobs (sum of occupied posts and job vacancies).

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 occupied post and job vacancy 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 on job vacancies, job vacancy rate and share are available since 2005.

At the end of 2015 the improvements in job vacancies data collection process were introduced resulting the break in time series. In order to ensure comparability of data over time, the timeseries on the level of sections (letters) of Statistical Classification of Economic Activities NACE rev. 2 have been recalculated up to the 4th quarter of 2015. Data by NACE divisions (2-digits), sector, region and major occupational group was not recalculated and is not comparable prior the 1st quarter of 2016.

International Comparability

Eurostat

Statistical Office of European Union (Eurostat) is compiling and on own website publishing information on number of job vacancies in EU as a whole and in each country separately. The data are available in the section Statistics/ Population and social conditions/ Labour market (including LFS - Labour Force Survey)/ Job vacancy/ Database:

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

21.06.2017

Average number of employees in full time work

Employed by actual workplace

Explanation of symbols

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Magnitude zero

0

Less than half of the unit employed

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Data not available or too uncertain for presentation

X

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

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Data not released for confidentiality reasons

If data are absolute numbers

0

Magnitude zero