As the year comes closer to its end, residents become more and more positive. Compared with October, residents’ overall prediction for the future has improved by three points. Optimistic changes are also noted in general expectations, which have improved by two points.
Last month residents’ criticisms were fairly rough on nearly all positions. The biggest drop was noted in relation to the state of Latvia’s economy (-9 points) and different assessments for the situation’s possible developments (-18). This month, however, with the general mood among residents changing, the overall view on the situation has improved by eight points (from -33 to -25). More optimism has been noticed in relation to the view on the state of Latvia’s economy, which has grown from -29 to -23 points, according to the latest data of the Baltic International Bank in Latvia.
According to the study’s results, positive improvements have been noticed not only for the country’s economic state, but also for the financial state of families in the country. Both indexes have grown by one index point last month. This month they have grown by two points – from +4 to +6.
In spite of optimistic changes, however, residents are not as positive towards their chances of finding well-paid jobs. According to data, residents are rather pessimistic when it comes to opinions for finding jobs. On top of that, residents’ concerns have only increased this month, with the index dropping from -38 to -42 points. (BNN/Business World Magazine)