Population by labour status and sex
Active population [Labour force survey]
Active population consists of persons who in the reference period offered their work for the production of goods and services.
Active population consists of employed persons and unemployed persons actively seeking a job (both those who are registered with the State Employment Agency and those who are not).
Information on labour status (incl. employment) in Labour Force Survey of Latvia in line with the methodology is acquired from persons aged 15–74. To ensure that data are internationally comparable, part of employment indicators are calculated also on age group 15–64. Internationally, age 15–64 years is working age, and it is used by Statistical Office of European Union (Eurostat) and International Labour Organisation (ILO), thus key economic indicators are published on two age groups: 15–64 years and 15–74 years.
Persons who can be classified neither as employed nor as unemployed persons (pupils, students, non–working pensioners, etc.).