Latvia Unemployment Rate  2002-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The jobless rate in Latvia increased to 9.8 percent in the fourth quarter of 2015 from 9.7 percent in the previous period. The number of unemployed persons went up by 1.2 thousand or 1.2 percent to 98.1 thousand. Long-term unemployed declined by 5.9 percent to 44.7 percent while youth unemployment grew 2.8 percent to 19 percent. Considering full 2015, unemployment rate was 9.9 percent, 0.9 percent less than in 2014. Unemployment Rate in Latvia averaged 11.68 percent from 2002 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 20.70 percent in the first quarter of 2010 and a record low of 5.40 percent in the fourth quarter of 2007. Unemployment Rate in Latvia is reported by the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
9.80 9.70 20.70 5.40 2002 - 2015 percent Quarterly
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 May of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-08-12 11:00 AM Q2 9.8% 10.2%
2015-11-11 11:00 AM Q3 9.7% 9.8% 9.5%
2016-02-23 11:00 AM Q4 9.8% 9.7% 9.5%
2016-08-17 10:00 AM Q2 9.8% 10.8%
2016-11-16 11:00 AM Q3 10.5%

Latvia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 9.80 9.70 20.70 5.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 900.00 902.00 1404.00 830.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 85414.00 86581.00 194253.00 36690.00 [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 4.90 4.20 10.10 1.20 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 16.50 18.20 40.90 7.60 percent [+]
Labour Costs 122.04 118.04 130.56 55.23 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 9903.00 3790.00 15204.00 1643.00 [+]
Wages 664.00 601.00 664.00 113.00 EUR/Month [+]
Minimum Wages 370.00 360.00 370.00 75.18 EUR/Month [+]
Population 1.99 2.02 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 0.40 0.30 3.30 -6.90 percent [+]
Employment Rate 68.70 68.60 69.90 57.00 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 794.50 805.60 984.30 720.30 Thousand [+]
Productivity 124.40 120.50 124.40 44.30 Index Points [+]
Part Time Employment 76.20 66.30 116.00 48.80 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 68.70 68.60 69.90 57.00 percent [+]




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