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Just like in other European countries, demographic burden in Latvia is rising, therefore successful youth integration into the labour market becomes increasingly significant. This informative leaflet is aimed at characterising Latvian youth (aged 18–24) with the help of demographic, education, labour status, and health status indicators as well as statistics for other current issues.
The collection of statistics covers information on the number of children births and deaths, as well as age composition, state of health, education, social protection thereof, risk of material deprivation and monetary poverty in households with children, economic activity of children, use of information technologies, violence against children and children in conflict with law in 2018 and in comparison, with the previous years.
In the 2nd quarter of 2019, employed population of Latvia constituted 64.7 %
905.6 thousand people or 64.7 % of Latvia’s population aged 15–74 were employed in the 2nd quarter of 2019.
In the 2nd quarter of 2019, Latvian unemployment rate constituted 6.4 %
In the 2nd quarter of 2019 Latvian unemployment rate constituted 6.4 %.
Each fourth employed person in Latvia is at retirement or pre-retirement age
Data compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau and published in the publication “Labour Force Survey: Key Indicators in 2018” show that over the past ten years the average age of employed people has risen by 2.4 years, constituting 43.7 years in 2018.
The collection of statistics contains summarised results of the Latvian continuous Labour Force Survey 2018. The collection includes information about labour status of Latvian population (employed and unemployed) as well as statistics on inactive population and educational attainment. The collection contains key economic activity indicators in the Baltic States and European Union. Additionally, it includes the main results of LFS ad hoc module 2017 "Self-Employment".
Over the year, employment rate has grown by 0.9 percentage points
903.6 thousand people or 64.4 % of Latvia population aged 15–74 were employed in the 1st quarter of 2019.
In the 1st quarter of 2019, Latvian unemployment rate still accounted for 6.9 %
In the 1st quarter of 2019 Latvian unemployment rate constituted 6.9 %. Compared to the previous quarter, unemployment rate has not changed, while over the year it fell by 1.3 percentage points.