At the end of February the level of registered unemployment in Latvia was 6.3% of economically active population, down by 0.1% MoM, as reported by the State Employment Agency (NVA).
At the end of February a total of 58,247 unemployed people were registered with NVA, down by 585 people.
The lowest registered unemployment level at the end of February was observed in Riga region – 4.3%, which was as much as a month prior, whereas the highest unemployment level was observed in Latgale region – 13.9%, as much as a month prior.
In Vidzeme and Zemgale the registered level of unemployment did not change in February, reaching 6% and 6.5% of the economically active population, whereas in Kurzeme the level of registered unemployment reduced by 0.1% and was 7.3% of the economically active population.
Data from NVA shows that the level of registered unemployment in Riga was 4% at the end of February.
At the end of 2019 Latvia’s registered unemployment level was 6.2% of the country’s economically active population. (BNN/Business World Magazine)