Significant rise in labor costs in Q2
Data published by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) September 13 show that, compared to the 2nd quarter of 2018, in the 2nd quarter of 2019 hourly labor costs rose by 8.9 % or 79 cents, reaching EUR 9.60. Seasonally adjusted data show increase of 7.0 %.
Long-term unemployed need more help says OECD
Existing employment promotion programs in Latvia need to be improved, with a special emphasis on returning the long-term unemployed to the labor market according to conclusions expressed by experts from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) at a conference in Rīga April 16.
17,000 jobs on offer in Latvia
Flash estimates by the State Employment Agency say registered unemployment in Latvia has dropped to 6.6% in May, said the agency's head Evita Simsone in an interview with LTV May 24. 
Unemployment drops to 6.7% in April
The registered unemployment level in Latvia fell to 6.7 percent this past April, which is 0.3 percentage points less than in March, according to the State Employment Agency's data.
Latvia shouldn't open labor market carelessly, says PM
Latvia should only seek to attract high-skilled employees at the moment, as the local job market is not yet saturated and local job shortages mean increasing focus should be put on mobility, Latvia's PM Māris Kučinskis told Latvian Radio April 5. 
Financial sector is the best-paid
Compared to the 4th quarter of 2016, in the 4th quarter of 2017 hourly labour costs rose by 54 cents or 7.3 %, reaching EUR 8.02. Seasonally adjusted data show identical changes – rise of 7.3 %, according to data released March 16 by the Central Statistics Bureau (CSB).
Wages up nearly 8% last year
Data released by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) March 1 show that in 2017 the average gross wages and salaries for full-time work in Latvia comprised 926 euros.
Employment level rises on year
Results of the Labour Force Survey conducted by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) and released February 22 show that last year, Latvia's unemployment rate constituted 8.7 %, which is 0.9 percentage points lower than in 2016.
No decision on attracting specialist guest workers
The Cabinet of Ministers on February 13 postponed making a decision on how to attract skilled foreign professionals, saying that discussions are still needed on which separate professions to include on a list.
Who wants to be a pilot?
Latvian airline airBaltic is inviting aspiring airline pilots to apply the airline’s newly established Pilot Academy.
Automation and employment under scrutiny

Journalists from the Baltic Center for Investigative Journalism, Re:Baltica, have released the latest in a series of features examining the future of Latvia's labor market.

Looming Latvian labor gap comes under scrutiny

Investigative journalism outfit the Baltic Center for Investigative Journalism, Re:Baltica, has released the second feature in its ongoing series about the demographic challenges facing Latvia.

Average wage passes 900 euros per month

New data released August 28 by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that in the second quarter of 2017 average gross wages and salaries for full-time work exceeded 900 euros, coming in at 927 euros.

Unemployment rate down again

Results of the Labour Force Survey conducted by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that in the 2nd quarter of 2017 the Latvian unemployment rate constituted 8.9 %. 

Compared to the previous quarter, the unemployment rate decreased by 0.5 percentage points, whereas, compared to the same period of the year before – by 0.6 percentage points.