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

The jobless rate in Latvia decreased to 9.5 percent in the second quarter of 2016 from 10.3 percent in the previous period and 9.8 percent in the corresponding period of 2015. Year-on-year, the number of unemployed persons fell 2.7 percent to 94.5 thousand while the number of employed was virtually unchanged at 898.5 thousand. Unemployment Rate in Latvia averaged 11.90 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. Unemployment Rate in Latvia is reported by the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
9.50 10.30 21.30 5.30 2002 - 2016 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 September of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
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 9.5% 10.3% 9.9%
2016-11-16 11:00 AM Q3 9.5% 9.6%

Latvia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 9.50 10.30 21.30 5.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 899.00 889.00 1404.00 830.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 75664.00 77425.00 194253.00 36690.00 [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 4.70 4.40 10.10 1.20 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 17.50 14.10 40.90 7.50 percent [+]
Labour Costs 123.39 122.12 129.17 40.83 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 14299.00 13503.00 15204.00 1643.00 [+]
Wages 623.00 617.00 664.00 113.00 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 0.20 -0.10 3.60 -6.80 percent [+]
Employment Rate 61.80 61.00 63.10 50.80 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 798.10 789.90 984.30 720.30 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 67.10 70.30 116.00 48.80 Thousand [+]
Productivity 114.90 104.50 124.40 44.30 Index Points [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 68.30 68.00 68.30 59.90 percent [+]




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