Latvia Unemployment Rate  2002-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The jobless rate in Latvia decreased to 9.5 percent in the third quarter of 2016 from 9.7 percent a year earlier. The number of unemployed persons fell by 2.5 thousand to 94.4 thousand and employment decreased by 7 thousand to 895 thousand. In the previous quarter, the unemployment rate was 9.5 percent. Unemployment Rate in Latvia averaged 11.86 percent from 2002 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 21.30 percent in the first quarter of 2010 and a record low of 5.30 percent in the fourth quarter of 2007.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-02-23 11:00 AM Q4 9.8% 9.7% 9.5%
2016-08-17 10:00 AM Q2 9.5% 10.3% 9.9%
2016-11-16 11:00 AM Q3 9.5% 9.5% 9.6%
2017-02-23 11:00 AM Q4 9.5% 9.6%
2017-05-18 11:00 AM Q1 10.1%
2017-08-17 10:00 AM Q2 9.9%




Latvia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 9.50 9.50 21.30 5.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 895.00 899.00 1404.00 830.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 78357.00 75348.00 194253.00 36690.00 [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 3.80 4.70 10.10 1.20 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 17.80 17.60 40.80 7.60 percent [+]
Labour Costs 125.13 123.39 129.17 40.83 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 13747.00 14299.00 15204.00 1643.00 [+]
Wages 615.00 626.00 664.00 113.00 EUR/Month [+]
Minimum Wages 370.00 370.00 370.00 75.18 EUR/Month [+]
Population 1.99 2.00 2.68 1.99 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 62.50 62.00 62.50 59.50 [+]
Retirement Age Men 62.50 62.00 62.50 62.00 [+]
Employment Change -1.50 0.20 3.60 -6.70 percent [+]
Employment Rate 61.80 61.80 63.10 50.80 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 789.20 798.10 984.30 720.30 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 73.00 67.10 116.00 48.80 Thousand [+]
Productivity 122.70 114.90 124.40 44.30 Index Points [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 68.40 68.30 68.40 59.90 percent [+]



Latvia Unemployment Rate Notes

In Latvia, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides the latest reported value for - Latvia Unemployment Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Latvia Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
9.50 9.50 21.30 5.30 2002 - 2016 percent Quarterly



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