Map: Unemployment rate in Latvia

The unemployment rate across Latvian municipalities and cities ranged from a record low 2.7% in Garkalne to 24% in the Cibla municipality in year-end 2016.

Employment level may have reached plateau

In the first quarter of 2017 the Latvian unemployment rate constituted 9.4 %, according to a Labour Force Survey conducted by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB). 

Hiring laws to be eased to head off labor shortage

The Economics Ministry has drawn up a list of jobs that will be the hardest to fill in the future, and which may in certain circumstances be offered to foreigners. The list includes a total of 29 professions.