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MODERNISATION OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING IN LATVIA

Employment

Table 12. Employed persons by ownership sector (per cents)

Employed persons by age groups, October, 1998
Total 15-19 20-24 25-39 40-59 60+
Total

100

1.3

8.9

38.2

45.2

6.3

Males

47.7

0.7

4.6

18.2

20.6

3.6

Females

52.3

0.6

4.3

20.1

24.5

2.7

In public sector

46.8

0.5

3.4

16.8

22.3

3.8

Males

18.9

0.2

1.7

6.7

8.5

1.9

Females

27.8

0.2

1.7

10.1

13.8

1.9

In private sector

53.2

0.9

5.5

21.4

22.8

2.4

Males

28.8

0.5

3.0

11.5

12.2

1.6

Females

24.4

0.4

2.6

10.0

10.6

0.8

Employed persons by age groups, October, 1999
Total

100

1.2

8.9

38.0

45.4

6.4

Males

47.3

0.7

4.5

18.1

20.4

3.6

Females

52.7

0.5

4.4

19.9

25.0

2.8

In public sector

43.1

0.3

2.9

15.3

20.6

3.3

Males

16.9

0.1

1.4

6.1

7.5

1.7

Females

26.2

0.1

1.5

9.2

13.3

1.8

In private sector

56.9

0.9

6.0

22.7

24.5

2.7

Males

30.4

0.5

3.1

12.0

12.9

1.8

Females

26.5

0.4

2.9

10.7

11.6

0.9

Source: Results of the survey on occupations in Latvia, in October 1998. Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia. Riga, June 1999.

Results of the survey on occupations in Latvia, in October 1999. Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia. Riga, April 2000.

Table 13. Employed by sections of economy, November, 1999 (in thousands)

Sectors Total in the country

of which at age

15-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-59 60 +
Total

989.5

106.9

253.8

279.1

212

75.9

61.9

Agriculture, hunting, forestry

147.1

14.3

29.5

36.4

29.2

16.6

21.1

Fishing

4

0.1

1.8

1.7

0.2

0.1

0.3

Mining and quarrying

1.1

0.1

0

0.5

0.4

0

0.2

Manufacturing

175.5

21.8

42.3

46.5

45.7

12

7.1

Electricity, gas and water supply

22.9

1.1

3.3

6.3

5.9

2.9

2.4

Construction

58.8

7.7

12.2

16.2

14.5

4.9

3.3

Trade and repair

151

19.4

53.2

43.4

24.8

8.4

1.8

Hotels and restaurants

21.7

6.9

5.8

4.2

3.9

0.4

0.4

Transport, storage, communication

84.7

5.1

21

27.9

19.4

7

4.5

Financial intermediation

10.8

1.9

3.7

3

2

0

0

Real estate and business activities

45

7.5

10.7

10.6

11

3.1

2.1

Public admin. and defence

78.4

8.8

25.9

22.1

12.9

4.9

3.7

Education

90

4.9

20.8

28.8

20.1

6.5

8.8

Health care and welfare

51.9

2.9

10.6

16.5

12.8

5

4.3

Other services

46.7

4.5

11.7

14.9

9.4

4.1

2.1

Source: Labour force in Latvia. Labour force survey data, November 1999. A statistical bulletin. Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia. Riga, March 2000.

Table 14. Employment structure by sections of economy (per cents of total)

Sections of economy

November, 1998

November, 1999

Males

Females

Males Females
Total

53.0

47.0

52.0

48.0

Agriculture, hunting, forestry

10.8

7.5

8.4

6.4

Fishing

0.4

0.1

0.3

0.1

Mining and quarrying

0.1

0.0

0.1

0.0

Manufacturing

10.5

7.7

10.3

7.4

Electricity, gas and water supply

1.8

0.7

1.7

0.6

Construction

5.0

0.6

5.4

0.5

Trade and repair

6.5

8.6

7.2

8.0

Hotels and restaurants

0.4

1.3

0.5

1.6

Transport, storage, communication

5.7

2.4

5.7

2.8

Financial intermediation

0.4

0.8

0.4

0.7

Real estate and business activities

2.0

1.7

2.3

2.2

Public administration and defence

4.1

2.9

4.4

3.5

Education

2.0

6.2

2.0

7.1

Health care and welfare

1.2

4.1

0.8

4.4

Other services

2.2

2.5

2.2

2.6

Source: Labour force in Latvia. Labour force survey data, November 1998. A statistical bulletin. Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia. Riga, May 1999.

Labour force in Latvia. Labour force survey data, November 1999. A statistical bulletin. Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia. Riga, March 2000.

Table 15. Employed by educational attainment and gender ( in thousands of population), November 1999

ISCED-97 level

Total in the country

Urban areas

Rural areas

Total

Males

Females

Total

Males

Females

Total

Males

Females

Total

989.5

515

474.5

692.5

356.7

335.8

297

158.3

138.7

Of which: higher

ISCED 5

204.1

92.2

111.9

172.2

77.9

94.3

31.9

14.3

17.6

Secondary vocational

ISCED 4

251.9

116.1

135.8

165.6

76.1

89.5

86.3

40

46.3

Technical secondary ISCED 3A

131.8

83.7

48.1

98.7

60.2

38.5

33.1

23.5

9.6

General secondary

ISCED 3A

237.2

114.9

122.3

173.8

84.9

88.9

63.4

30

33.4

Vocational

ISCED3C

41.5

32.1

9.4

27.5

20.9

6.6

14

11.2

2.7

Basic

ISCED 2

104.8

64.1

40.7

49.4

32.8

16.7

55.3

31.3

24

Incomplete basic

ISCED 1

17.7

11.4

6.3

4.8

3.6

1.2

12.9

7.8

5.1

No formal education

0.5

0.5

0

0.3

0.3

0

0.2

0.2

0

Source: Labour force in Latvia. Labour force survey data, November 1999. A statistical bulletin. Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia. Riga, March 2000.

 

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