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Latvia’s level of unemployment declines slightly

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUAt the beginning of May, there were 82,268 unemployed people registered with the State Employment Agency. By the end of May, this number had decreased to 79,092. The number of registered unemployed persons has reduced by 3,176 in Latvia over the course of the month.

The level of registered level of unemployment in Latvia was 8.4% at the end of May. Over the course of the month, the unemployment level declined by 0.4 percentage points, as BNN was informed at SEA.

The lowest unemployment level was registered in Riga – 5.3%. The highest, on the other hand, was registered in Latgale – 18.3%. Kurzeme’s level of registered unemployment was 10.4%, Vidzeme’s was 9.1% and Zemgale’s was 8.2% in May.

The level of registered unemployment of Latvia’s largest towns was as follows: Riga – 5.1%; Jurmala – 6.3%; Valmiera – 5.8%; Jelgava – 6.6%; Ventspils – 6.9%; Jekabpils – 9.9%; Daugavpils – 11.5%; Liepaja – 12.1% and Rezekne – 16.1%.

6,040 of unemployed persons registered with SEA had found full-time jobs in May.

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