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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.
The brochure contains tables and graphs depicting information on the social and economic situation in Latvia. The data are based on the provisional statistical information and covers the year 2018 in comparison with the previous years.
In 2018, 64.5 % of population in Latvia were employed
909.4 thousand or 64.5 % of Latvia population aged 15–74 were employed in 2018.
In 2018, Latvian unemployment rate constituted 7.4 %
72.8 thousand people were unemployed in 2018. Compared to 2017, number of unemployed persons dropped by 12.6 thousand or 14.8 %.