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Latvia - LV

EU regions: Latvia

map of Latvia LV
flag of Latvia LV coat of arms Latvia LV
long term unemployment2019q22.3
GDP per capita in PPS of EU average201767
unemployment rate2019q26.6
employment rate2019q272
number of inhabitants20181 934 379
population density201730.7
working hours on full time job2019q239.2
percentage of workers usually working from home20182.9
percentage of employees ususally working on Sunday201811
percentage of employees with temporary contracts2019q22.7
gender pay gap201715.7
employment of mothers of more than 3 children201865.2
life long learning participation20186.7
youth unemployment rate201812.2
unemployment rate of low educated people2019q214.4
people at risk of poverty or social exclusion201828.4
old-age dependency ratio201831.4
gender gap in employment rate2019q296.99

* LATVIJA slovensky: LV

demographic pyramid LV Latvia

From wikipedia:

Latvia ( or (listen); Latvian: Latvija [ˈlatvija], Livonian: Lețmō), officially the Republic of Latvia (Latvian: Latvijas Republika, Livonian: Lețmō Vabāmō), is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. Since its independence, Latvia has been referred to as one of the Baltic states. It is bordered by Estonia to the north, Lithuania to the south, Russia to the east, and Belarus to the southeast, and shares a maritime border with Sweden to the west. Latvia has 1,957,200 inhabitants and a territory of 64,589 km2 (24,938 sq mi). The country has a temperate seasonal climate.

After centuries of Swedish, Polish and Russian rule, a rule mainly executed by the Baltic German aristocracy, the Republic of Latvia was established on 18 November 1918 when it broke away and declared independence in the aftermath of World War I. However, by the 1930s the country became increasingly autocratic after the coup in 1934 establishing an authoritarian regime under Kārlis Ulmanis. The country's de facto independence was interrupted at the outset of World War II, beginning with Latvia's forcible incorporation into the Soviet Union, followed by the invasion and occupation by Nazi Germany in 1941, and the re-occupation by the Soviets in 1944 (Courland Pocket in 1945) to form the Latvian SSR for the next 45 years.

The peaceful Singing Revolution, starting in 1987, called for Baltic emancipation from Soviet rule and condemning the Communist regime's illegal takeover. It ended with the Declaration on the Restoration of Independence of the Republic of Latvia on 4 May 1990, and restoring de facto independence on 21 August 1991. Latvia is a democratic sovereign state, parliamentary republic and a very highly developed country according to the United Nations Human Development Index. Its capital Riga served as the European Capital of Culture in 2014.


neighbours: LIETUVA, Estonia

subregions: LATVIJA


Current statistics

August 2019: number of unemployed at the labour offices: 166241, of which 58827 are long term unemployed, unemployment rate 6.0% (2.1% long term unemployment)

Highest unemployment: Rimavská Sobota 19.1% (11.1%), Revúca 18.1% (9.4%), Kežmarok 16.4% (7.5%), Vranov nad Topľou 14.5% (7.0%), Rožňava 14.4% (8.0%)

Lowest unemployment:: Bratislava V 2.4%, Trenčín 2.5%, Nitra 2.7%, Hlohovec 2.8%, Piešťany 2.8%