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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUCompared to the end of 2014, at the end of 2015 in Latvia there were 877.4 thousand occupied posts, and the number thereof has increased by 9.4 thousand or 1.1 %.

During the year, number of occupied posts in private sector rose by 7.4 thousand or 1.3 %, reaching 585.0 thousand. Whereas in public sector number of occupied posts last year accounted for 292.4 thousand – increase of 2.0 thousand or 0.7 % over corresponding period of 2014, according to data from the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia.

The number of occupied posts in major occupational group of managers increased by 6.0 % or 5.2 thousand, of professionals – by 5.1 % or 7.8 thousand, of skilled agricultural, forestry and fishery workers – by 4.6 % or 0.3 thousand, and in the service and sales workers – by 4.6 % or 6.5 thousand.

The most notable rise in the number of occupied posts was observed in information and communication sector – of 9.7 % or 2.5 thousand, administrative and support service activities – of 9.5 % or 3.1 thousand, and professional, scientific and technical activities – of 5.4 % or 2.1 thousand.

In wholesale and retail trade, in which the highest number of occupied posts is recorded, no notable changes were observed – at the end of the 4th quarter of 2015 there were 145.9 thousand occupied posts (rise of 0.2 %). The number of occupied posts in manufacturing has went down to 109.7 thousand (reduction of 2.3 % during the year). While in education number of occupied posts has risen by 0.5 % (at the end of Q4 2015 – 99.3 thousand).

At the end of 2015, in Latvia there were 10.1 thousand job vacancies: 4.5 thousand jobs in the public sector and 5.6 thousand in the private sector. 1.1 % of the total number of jobs were vacant; 1.5 % of which in public sector and 0.9 % in the private sector.

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