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Latvia - LV00

EU regions: Latvia > LATVIJA > Latvia

map of Latvia LV00
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long term unemployment20202.2
GDP per capita in PPS of EU average201969
unemployment rate20208.4
employment rate202071.6
number of inhabitants20201 907 675
population density201930.2
percentage of part time workers, men20206.17
percentage of part time workers, women202011.68
life long learning participation20206.6
youth unemployment rate202014.9
unemployment rate of youth with elementary education202026.2
old-age dependency ratio202032.3
gender gap in employment rate202096.03
gender gap in unemployment rate202078.02

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demographic pyramid LV00 Latvia based on economic activity – employed, unemploye, inactive

Composition of population according to age group, education and economic activity, Latvia

age grouplow educationmiddle educationhigh education

note: in thousands, according to labour force sample survey. P – total population, E – employed, U – unemployed, I – number of ecnomically inactive

demographic pyramid LV00 1996 Latvia, population pyramid of Latvia demographic pyramid LV00 Latvia

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, Latvia

neighbours: Central and Western Lithuania region, Estonia

subregions: Kurzeme Region, Latgale Region, Riga, Pierīga statistical region, Vidzeme Region, Zemgale Region

Suggested citation: Michal Páleník: EU regions - Latvia - LV00, IZ Bratislava, retrieved from: https://www.iz.sk/en/projects/eu-regions/LV00


Current statistics

December 2021: number of unemployed at the labour offices: 200225, of which 92693 are long term unemployed, unemployment rate 7.4 % (3.4 % long term unemployment)

Highest unemployment: Rimavská Sobota 21.7 % (13.9 %), Revúca 20.8 % (13.6 %), Kežmarok 18.3 % (10.3 %), Rožňava 17.0 % (10.6 %)

Lowest unemployment:: Trenčín 3.5 %, Trnava 3.6 %, Hlohovec 3.6 %, Nitra 3.7 %, Piešťany 3.7 %