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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUAt the end of first half of 2015 there were 874.5 thousand occupied posts in Latvia, which is one thousand posts or 0.1% more than at the end of first half of 2014.

Over the year the number of occupied posts in private sector reduced by 3.2 thousand or 0.6%, reaching 583.3 thousand posts. In public sector there were 291.1 thousand occupied posts, which is 4.2 thousand or 1.5% more than in the corresponding period of 2014, according to the latest data from the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia.

The most rapid growth in the number of occupied posts was registered in the following sectors: in accommodation and food service activities (6.6% or 2.0 thousand), in health and social work activities (4.7% or 2.9 thousand), in administrative and support service activities sector (4.0% or 1.3 thousand).

In major occupational groups the number of occupied posts most rapidly rose in major group of professionals – by 4.8% (increase of 7.1 thousand posts), in major group of service workers – by 2.5% (1.0 thousand posts) and in major group of elementary occupations – by 2.2% (3.3 thousand posts).

Compared to the end of first half of 2014, the number of job vacancies at the end of first half 2015 had increased by 0.4 thousand vacancies or by 9.5% reaching for 4.2 thousand. 2.6 thousand of job vacancies were recorded in public sector, and 1.6 thousand in private sector.

As compared to the end of first half of 2014, share of job vacancies in the total number of jobs in the country (job vacancy rate) has grown from 0.4% to 0.5%. In the public sector it has grown from 0.8% to 0.9%, but in the private sector has remained the same – 0.3%.

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