Unemployment level in Latvia to grow in fall - government agency

Published date12 May 2022
Publication titleLETA

RIGA, May 12 (LETA) - Unemployment level in Latvia will grow again in the fall, said State Employment Agency (NVA) director Evita Simsone in an interview with commercial TV3 television today.

"We expect unemployment level to rise again in fall. Of course, we hope it will not be a steep increase," she said, adding that at present registered unemployment level has dropped to 6.5 percent of economically active population.

She said that in the fall, when people will face higher heating bills, it will be a challenge, especially for those with lower income.

"People should carefully assess their decisions in relation to employment," said Simsone, adding that due to seasonal jobs which might bring higher income, people should not lose their permanent jobs. "Stability is more important now," she said.

lso, she noted that as seasonal jobs start, there are more vacancies in construction, farming, also manufacturing.

s reported, in late April, registered unemployment level was 6.5 percent of...

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