Impact of Ukrainian refugees on job market in Latvia will be small - Bank of Latvia economist

Published date12 May 2022
Publication titleLETA

RIGA, May 12 (LETA) - The impact of Ukrainian refugees on the labor market in Latvia will be small, the Bank of Latvia's economist Olegs Krasnopjorovs said at the conference Future of Jobs 2022 on Thursday.

t present, a little more than 28,000 Ukrainian refugees are registered in Latvia, which is 1.4 percent of the Latvian population, but in reality their number is definitely higher and the exact number is unknown, the economist said.

Krasnopjorovs predicted that in the near future about 40 percent of refugees, or 11,000, will find work in Latvia and this would make up 1.2 percent of...

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