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In the 3rd quarter of 2018, Latvian unemployment rate constituted 7.0 %
In the 3rd quarter of 2018 Latvian unemployment rate constituted 7.0 %. Compared to the previous quarter, unemployment rate fell by 0.7 percentage points, while over the year by 1.5 percentage points.
In the 3rd quarter of 2018, Latvian employment rate constituted 65.3 %
920.1 thousand people or 65.3 % of Latvia population aged 15–74 (incl.) were employed in the 3rd quarter of 2018.
Number of visitors hosted at Latvian tourist accommodation establishments has grown by 6.5 %
1.03 million visitors stayed at Latvian tourist accommodation establishments in the 3rd quarter of 2018, which is 6.5 % more than in the 3rd quarter of 2017.
Population of Latvia on average walk 2.7 kilometres daily
In 2017, 79% of Latvia population aged 15–84 had at least one trip outside home per day.
In the 3rd quarter of 2018, construction output grew by 10.3 %
Compared to the 3rd quarter of 2017, in the 3rd quarter of 2018 construction output increased by 10.3 % (according to calendar adjusted data at constant prices).
In September foreign trade turnover in goods was 5.1 % larger than last year
In September 2018 the foreign trade turnover of Latvia amounted to EUR 2.42 billion, which at current prices was 5.1 % more than in September 2017, of which the exports value of goods was 1.0 % lower, but imports value of goods was 10.3 % higher.
During the year, the average level of consumer prices increased by 3.2 %
In October 2018, compared to October 2017, the average level of consumer prices rose by 3.2 %. Prices of goods grew by 3.3 % and prices of services by 3.0 %.
In September, industrial production output fell by 1.2 %
Compared to September 2017, in September 2018 industrial production output reduced by 1,2 %, (according to calendar adjusted data at constant prices).
98 % of households with children have access to the internet at home
The share of households having access to internet at home keeps growing – at the beginning of 2018 those were 81.6 % of households. Compared to 2010, the indicator has gone up by 21.8 percentage points, and compared to the year before, by 3 percentage points.
In September, retail trade turnover grew by 3.5 %
Compared to September 2017, in September 2018 total retail trade turnover rose by 3.5 %.