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MODERNISATION OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING IN LATVIA

Unemployment

Table 16. Registered unemployment and unemployment by Labour Force Survey

Year

Rate of registered unemployment at the end of year (%) Rate of job seekers to the economically active population, in November of year (%)

Total

Males

Females

1995

6.4

18.9

18.0

19.7

1996

7.2

18.3

17.7

18.9

1997

7.0

14.4

14.6

14.3

1998

9.2

13.8

13.5

14.1

1999

9.1

14.5

15.5

13.3

Source: CSB data and SES data

Table 17. Unemployment rate by age, November 1999

Job seekers, thsd population Unemployment rate

( november,1999)

Total in the country Urban areas Rural areas Total in the country Urban areas Rural areas
15-19

11.2

8.2

3.1

36.6

42.9

27.0

20-24

23.7

17.7

6

21.3

22.2

19.2

25-34

41.9

31.8

10

14.2

15.0

11.9

35-44

45.2

37.4

7.8

13.9

16.1

8.5

45-54

33.1

2.7

6

13.5

14.9

9.4

55-59

6.8

4.8

1.9

8.2

8.4

7.5

60 and more

5.5

4.7

0.8

8.2

11.3

3.1

Total

167.3

131.7

35.6

14.5

16.0

10.7

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

Table 18. Registered unemployment rate by educational attainment (percentage)

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

Total

100

100

100

100

100

Of which:
Higher

5.9

6.0

6.1

6.8

7.1

Secondary vocational

21.1

21.3

21.7

21.4

21.4

Vocational

12.3

14.6

16.3

16.6

17.7

General secondary

34.1

33.4

30.2

31.3

30.9

Basic, incomplete basic

26.6

24.7

25.7

23.9

22.9

Source: SES data

Table 19. Job seekers by duration of job-seeking and gender (in thousands), 1999

Total in the country

Urban areas

Rural areas

Total Males Females Total Males Females Total Males Females
Total

167.3

94.4

72.9

131.7

73.3

58.4

35.6

21.1

14.5

By duration of job seeking
Under 1 month

1.8

1.4

0.4

1.4

1.2

0.2

0.4

0.3

0.1

1 - 2 months

19.4

10.6

8.8

17.0

9.4

7.6

2.4

1.2

1.2

3 - 5 months

19.6

13.2

6.4

15.6

10.7

4.9

4.0

2.5

1.5

6 12 months

30.0

17.7

12.3

23.7

14.0

9.7

6.4

3.7

2.6

1 - 2 years

40.1

23.2

17.0

33.9

19.7

14.3

6.2

3.5

2.7

3 - 4 years

18.5

10.3

8.3

15.0

7.8

7.3

3.5

2.5

1.0

5 years and more

27.6

13.1

14.5

19.8

8.5

11.2

7.8

4.5

3.3

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

Table 20: Registered unemployment rate of VET school graduates, % of total, 1995 1999

1997 1.2
1998 0.7
1999 0.5
2000 0.5

Source: SES data

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