3,000 Latvians became unemployed in January

In January, 3,000 people became clients of the State Employment Agency, which is a fairly rapid increase in the unemployment rate. The head of the institution told about this in the Rita Panorāma broadcast on LTV Evita Simson.

According to Simson, the unemployment rate is 8% (72 thousand Latvians). According to her, there have been no applications for collective layoffs since December, which means that the January increase in the unemployment rate is largely due to seasonal work.

“There are still many people looking for jobs in the construction, manufacturing, service, retail and wholesale industries. There are also relatively many registered vacancies in these sectors, ”she said, noting that the highest unemployment rate is in Latgale, the lowest is in Riga and its suburbs.

Recall, according to Eurostat, in June the unemployment rate in Latvia exceeded 10%.

Source: GOROD.LV – новости Даугавпилса by gorod.lv.

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