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Among Baltic residents, Latvians fear losing their jobs the most

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUAmong Baltic residents, Latvians feel the least protected when it comes to keeping jobs – 56% of residents fear the prospect of losing jobs. According to results of ERGO’s Baltic Security Index, 52% of Lithuanians and 49% of Estonians fear losing their jobs and being unable to find other jobs.

«Although the level of insecurity regarding the inability to find work is high in Latvia, it has nonetheless reduced since last year from 22 to 17,» – says ERGO board member in Baltic States Deniss Sazonovs. «The labour market situation in Baltic States has been stable lately. Unemployment level continues to decline. Data from the State Employment Agency shows that Latvia’s unemployment level was 8.3% in September, which is 0.2 percentage points lower than the level of the previous month. The economic situation continues to improve and people now feel safer in terms of material wealth and labour prospects.»

Results of the Security Index in all three Baltic States show that the fear of losing one’s job is mainly expressed by women. The proportion of women who fear losing their jobs is 4% larger than the proportion of men (7% in Lithuania and 2% in Estonia). In all three Baltic States, workers of government sectors are far more concerned about losing jobs than people employed in private sector. This difference is especially true for Estonia, where only 45% of employees in the private sector are concerned about losing jobs (61% in the government sector). In Latvia, 65% of people employed in the public sector and 56% in the private sector are worried about losing jobs.

«Concerns about losing jobs in Baltic States could be partially related to the fact that the majority of residents do not have sufficient savings to ensure comfortable life in the event of losing a job and having to look for a new one. Another possible reason is the fact that some residents are just uncertain about the level of competitiveness of their skills on the labour market. At the same time, according to the survey, only one-third of Latvians, 40% of Lithuanians and 39% of Estonians have career plans for at least two years in advance. However, constant self-improvement, acquisition of new skills and career planning in up to every person individually,» – said Sazonovs.

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