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Last year marked an increase in the number of available jobs in Latvia

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RULast year’s lowest unemployment level in Latvia was noted in September and October – 9.1%. That of December, on the other hand, had increased to 9.3%.

Up until October 2013, the level of unemployment in Latvia continued to reduce. However, due to seasonal changes and the problems at Liepājas metalurgs, there was a slight increase in the level of unemployment in Latvia, as reported by the State Employment Agency.

It was possible to achieve a reduction of unemployment thanks to the creation of new jobs in Latvia. According to data of the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia, there were 906.1 thousand people employed in Q3 2013, which is 30.5 thousand more than there were employed in 2012 and 55.4 thousand more than there were in 2010. The most notable increase in employment was noted in construction, healthcare, social care and transport industries. At the same time, however, there was a reduction in employment in education, financial, insurance and trade industries.

The structure of registered unemployment in Latvia also changed slightly in 2013: The proportion of unemployed men has reduced slightly, which is linked to the recovery of the construction sector after the crisis.

The level of registered unemployment among young people dropped below the average unemployment level in the country in 2013. At the beginning of December of 2013 there were 33,586 long-term unemployed persons in Latvia or 36.7% of the total registered number of unemployed persons in the country.

A total of 8,866 young people were registered as unemployed in the beginning of December 2013. The majority of these young people (65%) had either only general education or no education.

A total of 34,669 unemployed persons had participated in training and consultation events held by SEA in 11 months of 2013.

Career advice was provided to 41,827 persons, including 36,379 unemployed persons.

The number of jobs registered with SEA had increased notably last year – employers registered an average of 5,300 jobs with SEA every month. A total of 31,416 new jobs were registered with SEA in 11 months of 2013.

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