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Latvija - LV00

EU regions: Latvia > LATVIJA > Latvija

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unemployment rate20208.4
employment rate202071.6
number of inhabitants20201 907 675
population density201930.2
life long learning participation20206.6
old-age dependency ratio202032.3
gender gap in employment rate202096.03

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From wikipedia:

Latvia ( or (listen); Latvian: Latvija [ˈlatvija]), officially known as the Republic of Latvia (Latvian: Latvijas Republika), is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. It is one of the Baltic states; and is bordered by Estonia to the north, Lithuania to the south, Russia to the east, Belarus to the southeast, and shares a maritime border with Sweden to the west. Latvia covers an area of 64,589 km2 (24,938 sq mi), with a population of 1.9 million. The country has a temperate seasonal climate. Its capital and largest city is Riga. Latvians belong to the ethno-linguistic group of the Balts; and speak Latvian, one of the only two surviving Baltic languages. Russians are a prominent minority in the country, at some 24 % of the population.

After centuries of German, Swedish, Polish-Lithuanian and Russian rule, which was mainly executed by the Baltic German aristocracy, the Republic of Latvia was established on 18 November 1918 when it broke away from the German Empire 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 to form the Latvian SSR for the next 45 years. The peaceful Singing Revolution started in 1987, and ended with the restoring of de facto independence on 21 August 1991.

other: LATVIJA, Latvija

neighbours: Vidurio ir vakarų Lietuvos regionas, Eesti

subregions: Kurzeme, Latgale, Riga, Pierīga, Vidzeme, Zemgale


Current statistics

July 2021: number of unemployed at the labour offices: 224386, of which 96669 are long term unemployed, unemployment rate 8.3 % (3.6 % long term unemployment)

Highest unemployment: Revúca 22.9 % (13.7 %), Rimavská Sobota 22.6 % (13.8 %), Kežmarok 19.5 % (10.5 %), Sobrance 18.0 % (10.2 %)

Lowest unemployment:: Hlohovec 4.0 %, Bratislava V 4.1 %, Piešťany 4.2 %, Trenčín 4.4 %, Ilava 4.4 %