Talents, Labour Market and Quality of Work Latvia

Latvia-wide statistics:


Unemployment rate: 9.6% (2016)
Unemployment number: 95,000 (2016)
Job vacancies numbers: 15,700 (2016)
Self-employment number: 115,000 (2016)
Average income level (gross employee salary/wage) ICT/creative Industries: 1,364 € (2016)
Labour cost: average % to invest on top of gross salary per employee 132 € (2016)
Gender gap pay: 17.0% (2015)
Share of total public expenditure for labour market policy of GDP: 0.69% (2011)
R&D expenditure public: 0.33% (2016)
Young people (aged 16-20) neither in employment nor in education/training: 3.53% (2016)
Tertiary education organisations: 58 (2016/17)
Total university students (tertiary education): 82,900 (2016/17)
Share of foreign students (tertiary education): 82,914 (2016/17)
Share of total public household for expenditure on education schemes: 1.12 % of GDP (2014)
Technological universities: 1
Tertiary graduates in science and technology per 1,000 inhabitants 20-29 years: 0.705 (2015)
Share of secondary education level students learning English language: 98.3% (2015)
European foreigners working: 4,750 (2016)
Non-European foreigners working: 3,875 (2016)
Average of granted citizenships per year: 1,900 (2015)
Working hours (average per week): 38.4 (2016)

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Status: 01/2019

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