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Latvia - LV

EU regions: Latvia

map of Latvia LV
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long term unemployment2021q21.3
GDP per capita in PPS of EU average202072
unemployment rate2021q28.2
employment rate2021q269.5
number of inhabitants20201 907 675
population density201930.2
working hours on full time job2021q239.2
percentage of workers usually working from home20204.4
percentage of employees ususally working on Sunday20209.9
percentage of part time workers2021q27.17
percentage of part time workers, men2021q24.68
percentage of part time workers, women2021q29.63
gender pay gap201921.2
employment of mothers of more than 3 children202052.3
life long learning participation20206.6
unemployment rate of low educated people2021q216.7
unemployment rate – over 55 years2021q25.8
people at risk of poverty or social exclusion201927.3
aggregate replacement ratio20190.38
aggregate replacement ratio – females20190.41
old-age dependency ratio202032.3
gender gap in employment rate2021q295.78
Payable interest of public debt as % od GDP20200.7

* Latvia slovensky: LV

demographic pyramid LV 1996 Latvia 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: Estonia, LIETUVA

subregions: LATVIJA


Current statistics

September 2021: number of unemployed at the labour offices: 210456, of which 95768 are long term unemployed, unemployment rate 7.8 % (3.5 % long term unemployment)

Highest unemployment: Revúca 22.4 % (14.1 %), Rimavská Sobota 22.0 % (13.9 %), Kežmarok 18.6 % (10.4 %)

Lowest unemployment:: Nitra 3.9 %, Trenčín 4.0 %, Hlohovec 4.0 %, Piešťany 4.1 %, Trnava 4.1 %