Data published September 15 by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that at the end of the second quarter of 2021, there were 25.3 thousand job vacancies.
State JSC Latvian Railway plans to dismiss 700 employees in the coming months, Latvian Radio reported August 20.
Results of the Labour Force Survey conducted by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) and published August 17 show that in the 2nd quarter of 2021 unemployment rate in Latvia constituted 7.9 %.
Latvia has more than 190 thousand adult persons with disabilities, and only about 27% are employed. This is half the average in the European Union, Latvian Radio reported August 16.
Apart from pay, employees in Latvia are most motivated by long-term benefits from their employers such as health insurance, additional holidays, and contributions to a private pension fund, according to a survey commissioned by Luminor bank.
The government's decision to introduce compulsory vaccination against Covid-19 for medical, social care and educational workers will divide society, according to sectoral representatives, Latvian Radio reported July 15.
At the end of June this year, the registered unemployment rate in Latvia reached 7.4 percent of the economically active population, down 0.2 percentage points from a month before, according to the State Employment Agency.
It is common practice that seasonal workers from other countries come to help in strawberry fields. This year, the extra hands would be particularly useful, but not many guest workers are in Latvia, Latvian Television reported July 8.
At the end of May this year, the registered unemployment rate in Latvia reached 7.6 percent of the economically active population, down 0.3 percentage points from a month before, according to the State Employment Agency.
Data published by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) June 1 show that in the first quarter of 2021 the average monthly gross wages and salaries for full-time work comprised EUR 1,207.
The lack of specialists in water and sewer management is becoming apparent, Latvian Radio reported in its analytical series "A Million in Sewers" May 26.
An absolute majority, or 82% of employees surveyed, say they would support an employer's decision to hire a disabled person and be willing to engage and help, according to a survey conducted by the Ministry of Welfare and Norstat.
Highly skilled professionals are in demand on the Latvian labor market, Latvian Radio broadcast Eiro fokusā reported May 9.
Data of the Labour Force Survey (LFS) published April 21 by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that in March 2021 actual unemployment rate comprised 9.1 %, and, compared to February, it has not changed.
Young entrepreneurs from Madona have developed a business of edible single-use dishes, Latvian Television reported April 7.
Seasonally and calendar non-adjusted data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) published March 17 show that in the fourth quarter of 2020 hourly labor costs increased by 6.8% or 67 cents, reaching EUR 10.43.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, the number of jobs available is declining and there are sectors where activity has almost stopped. Solutions are being sought to help all the unemployed, Latvian Radio reported February 25.
In the course of 2020, the number of unemployed persons in Latvia increased by 28.4 % according to the results of the Labour Force Survey of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) released February 24.