List of Annexes

 

 

Table 1. Gross domestic product (GDP)

Table 2. Expenditure of the General Government Consolidated Budget (per cent)

Table 3. Monthly average gross wage per sections

Table 4. Population (at the beginning of the year )

Table 5. Natural increase per 1000 population

Table 6. Population of working age (at the beginning of the given year)

Table 7. Population forecast by age and gender till 2025 (Medium variant)

Table 8. Economically active population by structure of educational attainment (in thousands), November of year

Table 9. Economic activity rate by gender and educational attainment, November, 2000, 2001, in %

Table 10. Employment structure by sections of economy (per cents of total)

Table 11. Registered unemployment and unemployment by Labour Force Survey

Table 12. Share of job seekers in the economically active population by sex, age, level of education, %

Table 13. Share of registered unemployed by educational attainment, %

Table 14: Education institutions: number and enrolment (1990 –2001)

Table 15: Selected educational indicators

Table 16: Teaching staff of vocational schools at the begining of academic year

Table 17: Number of pupils learning foreign languages in general and VET schools in 2002/2003 academic year

Table 18:Discharged from secondary education

Table 19: Proportion of inhabitants in a certain age group who acquire a certain level of education versus the total number of that age group (1999/2000 – 2002/2003)

Table 20: Enrolment in education/training between 14 and 25

Table 21. The expenditures of special employment budget (millions LVL)

Table 22. The number of persons receiving unemployment benefit and average amount of it

Table 23. The mandatory contribution payment rates by the kind of state social insurance

Table 24. The unemployment benefits

Table 25: Annex 1 Conception of Education Development 2002—2005

Directions of action

Picture 1

Picture 2


ANNEXES

 

Table 1. Gross domestic product (GDP)

 

Year

GDP, thousands LVL, (at average prices of 2000)

As per cent of previous year (at constant prices)

GDP, thousands LVL, at current prices

GDP per capita, converted in EUR (at current prices, using Purchasing Power Standards)

1990

6,319,063

 

62,440

 

1991

5,523,163

 

143,325

 

1992

3,749,202

 

1,004,552

 

1993

3,321,340

 

1,467,014

 

1994

3,394,074

 

2,042,555

 

1995

3,361,988

 

2,329,418

 

1996

3,485,728

103.7

2,807,284

 

1997

3,777,708

108.4

3,269,498

5230

1998

3,957,451

104.8

3,592,157

5620

1999

4,069,798

102.8

3,889,658

6070

2000

4,348,340

106.8

4,348,340

6990

2001

4,682,442

107.7

4,758,647

7710

Source: Statistical Yearbook of Latvia, 2002. - CSB. Riga, 2002.

 


 

Table 2. Expenditure of the General Government Consolidated Budget (per cent)

 

 

1998

1999

2000

2001

 

structure

Of GDP

structure

Of GDP

structure

Of GDP

structure

Of GDP

Expenditure – total

100

43.8

100

44.8

100

40.2

100

37.8

General public services

9.1

4.0

7.7

3.5

7.2

2.9

7.7

2.9

Defence

2.4

1.0

2.2

1.0

2.3

0.9

2.6

1.0

Public order and safety, law enforcement

5.8

2.6

6.7

3.0

6.4

2.6

 

 

Education

15.7

6.9

15.1

6.7

16.9

6.8

18.5

6.9

Health care

9.4

4.1

9.1

4.1

8.8

3.6

9.1

3.4

Social security and welfare

34.4

15.1

35.9

16.1

35.3

14.2

34.3

13.0

Housing and community amenity, environmental protection

5.5

2.4

4.5

2.0

5.3

2.1

5.9

2.2

Recreation, sport, culture, religion

2.8

1.2

2.9

1.3

3.4

1.4

3.5

1.3

Agriculture, forestry, fishing

4.6

2.0

4.7

2.1

3.9

1.6

3.7

1.4

Transport, communications

5.8

2.5

6.1

2.7

4.9

2.0

4.6

1.7

Fuel and energy

0.3

0.1

0.2

0.1

0.1

0.0

0.1

0.0

Other economic affairs

1.0

0.4

1.8

0.8

2.1

0.9

1.6

0.6

Other activities not classified in major group

3.1

1.4

3.0

1.4

3.1

1.3

2.3

0.9

Source: Economic Development of Latvia – Riga: Ministry of Economy, December 2001.

Economic Development of Latvia – Riga: Ministry of Economy, June, 2002.

 

 


    Table 3. Monthly average gross wage per sections

Year

2000

2001

Total in LVL

150

159

 

Percent of average wage

Public sector per cent of total average

Private sector per cent of total average

Percent of average wage

Public sector per cent of total average

Private sector per cent of total average

Total

100

113

91

100

113

92

Agriculture, hunting, forestry  (A)

77

129

65

75

127

63

Fishing (B)

57

71

54

62

70

54

Industry (C+D+E)

101

150

95

100

139

95

Construction (F)

89

135

88

86

121

86

Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles, motorcycles and personal and household goods (G)

72

99

72

74

102

74

Hotels and restaurants (H)

57

125

52

62

137

59

Transport, storage, communication (I)

129

143

108

126

137

111

Financial intermediation (J)

256

438

235

262

449

240

Real estate, renting and business activities (K)

114

112

115

116

109

120

Public administration and defence (L)

132

132

303

131

130

312

Education (M)

90

90

107

96

96

106

Health and social work (N)

83

84

75

83

84

75

Other community, social and personal  service activities (O)

86

93

72

87

96

69

Source:             Statistical Yearbook of Latvia, 2002. - CSB. Riga, 2002.

 

 


 

Table 4. Population (at the beginning of the year )

 

 

Resident population

total

urban

rural

inhabitants per 1 km2 of total area

1986

2,587,716

1,777,830

809,886

40.1

1990

2,668,140

1,842,317

825,823

41.3

1991

2,658,161

1,837,312

820,849

41.2

1992

2,643,000

1,822,135

820,865

40.9

1993

2,585,675

1,770,847

814,828

40.0

1994

2,540,904

1,750,777

790,127

39.3

1995

2,500,580

1,717,823

782,757

38.7

1996

2,469,531

1,693,507

776,024

38.2

1997

2,444,912

1,677,416

767,496

37.9

1998

2,420,789

1,660,070

760,719

37.5

1999

2,399,248

1,643,447

755,801

37.1

2000

2,381,715

1,621,758

759,957

36.9

2001

2,364,254

1,606,559

757,695

36.6

2002

2,345,768

1,591,986

753,782

36.3

Source: Demographic Yearbook of Latvia 2002 – Riga: CSB, 2002.

 

 

Table 5. Natural increase per 1000 population

 

Year

Natural increase

Natural increase per 1000 population

 

total

Births

deaths

total

births

deaths

urban areas

rural areas

1985

5,585

39,751

34,166

2.2

15.4

13.2

 

 

1990

3,106

37,918

34,812

1.1

14.2

13.1

 

 

1991

-116

34,633

34,749

-0.0

13.1

13.1

 

 

1992

-3,851

31,569

35,420

-1.5

12.1

13.6

 

 

1993

-12,438

26,759

39,197

-4.9

10.4

15.3

 

 

1994

-17,501

24,256

41,757

-7.0

9.6

16.6

 

 

1995

-17,336

21,595

38,931

-7.0

8.7

15.7

-7.0

-6.7

1996

-14,538

19,782

34,320

-5.9

8.1

14.0

-5.8

-5.9

1997

-14,703

18,830

33,533

-6.1

7.7

13.8

-5.8

-6.3

1998

-15,790

18,410

34,200

-6.6

7.6

14.2

-6.3

-6.7

1999

-13,448

19,396

32,844

-5.6

8.1

13.7

-5.5

-5.7

2000

-11,957

20,248

32,205

-5.1

8.5

13.6

-5.0

-5.0

2001

-13,327

19,664

32,991

-5.7

8.3

14.0

-5.6

-5.9

Source: CSB data

 

 

 

 

 


 

Table 6. Population of working age (at the beginning of the given year)

 

Year

Population under working age

Ratio to total population, %

Population of working age, (thousands)

Ratio to total population, %

1986

585,341

22.6

1,477,086

57.1

1991

605,471

22.8

1,500,164

56.4

1992

603,318

22.8

1,475,149

55.8

1993

552,434

21.4

1,465,931

56.7

1994

536,331

21.1

1,435,691

56.5

1995

521,877

20.9

1,411,472

56.4

1996

505,896

20.5

1,413,597

57.2

1997

488,993

20.0

1,401,808

57.3

1998

469,672

19.4

1,391,700

57.5

1999

448,063

18.7

1,404,664

58.5

2000

428,082

18.0

1,402,249

58.9

2001

409,760

17.3

1,424,985

60.3

2002

390,478

16.6

1,425,116

60.8

Source: Demographic Yearbook of Latvia 2002 – Riga: CSB, 2002.

 

 

 


Table 7. Population forecast by age and gender till 2025 (Medium variant)

 

Age groups

 

0-14

15-19

20-24

25-34

35-44

45-54

55-59

60+

Total

2005

Total

335,148

188,764

178,103

331,351

351,620

333,278

129,832

524,558

2,372,654

 

Males

170,563

95,856

90,015

168,152

176,193

156,926

57,715

188,219

1,103,639

 

Females

164,585

92,908

88,088

163,199

175,427

176,352

72,117

336,339

1,269,015

2010

Total

285,367

150,094

188,204

337,867

337,778

346,457

151,184

518,159

2,315,110

 

Males

144,084

76,532

95,245

169,987

171,447

166,017

68,280

189,616

1,081,208

 

Females

141,283

73,562

92,959

167,880

166,331

180,440

82,904

328,543

1,233,902

2020

Total

310,655

92,670

87,983

338,098

334,920

326,783

165,440

554,828

2,211,377

 

Males

157,019

46,358

44,189

170,847

167,297

163,052

77,888

214,537

1,041,187

 

Females

153,636

46,312

43,794

167,251

167,623

163,731

87,552

340,291

1,170,190

2025

Total

293,192

102,637

93,170

239,484

366,350

319,744

157,087

584,455

2,156,118

 

Males

148,401

51,475

46,489

120,749

183,157

158,185

76,449

231,997

1,016,903

 

Females

144,792

51,162

46,680

118,736

183,193

161,560

80,636

352,458

1,139,216

Source: Prognosis of demographic development of Latvia: years 1998-2025. Informative material. Red. P. Zvidrins. Riga: University of Latvia, 1999


 

Table 8. Economically active population by structure of educational attainment (in thousands), November of year

 

Economically active population by obtained education, thousands of  population

 

 

ISCED

total in the country

males

females

2000

2001

2000

2001

2000

2001

Higher

ISCED    5

223,0

 

220,2

96,0

88,8

127,0

131,4

Secondary incl. secondary vocational

ISCED 3-4

705,4

689,9

359,0

360,1

346,4

329,7

Basic

ISCED 2 

182,3

 

180,6

117,1

114,3

65,2

66,3

Incomplete basic

ISCED 1

21,2

14,2

11,1

6,7

10,1

7,5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Labour Force Surveys: Main Indicators (November 2001) - Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia. Riga, March 2002.

 

 

Table 9. Economic activity rate by gender and educational attainment, November, 2000, 2001, in %

 

 

 

Total in country

Males

Females

2000

2001*

2000

2001*

2000

2001*

Higher

77.7

77.9

79.2

80.4

76.6

76.3

Secondary incl. secondary vocational

68.6

67.1

77.0

76.1

61.6

59.4

Basic

36.0

36.7

46.4

47.2

25.6

26.5

Incomplete basic

12.5

9.3

18.0

12.4

9.3

7.5

Source: Labour force in Latvia. Labour force survey data, November 2000. A statistical bulletin. Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia. Riga, March 2001.

Labour Force Surveys: Main Indicators (November 2001) - Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia. Riga, March 2002.

 

* - data is not comparable with the previous years

 

 


Table 10. Employment structure by sections of economy (per cents of total)

 

Sections of economy

1996

1999

2000

2001*

 

100

100

100

100

Agriculture, hunting, forestry

17.3

14.9

13.3

14.8

Fishing

0.7

0.4

0.2

0.3

Mining and quarrying

0.2

0.1

0.2

0.1

Manufacturing

18.3

17.7

17.7

1.1

Electricity, gas and water supply

2.3

2.3

2.4

1.9

Construction

5.9

5.9

6.0

7.3

Trade and repair

12.5

15.3

16.0

16.9

Hotels and restaurants

1.6

2.2

2.4

2.0

Transport, storage, communication

8.9

8.6

8.5

8.0

Financial intermediation

1.4

1.1

1.4

1.5

Real estate and business activities

3.2

4.5

4.8

4.4

Public administration and defence

6.5

7.9

7.4

6.9

Education

9.9

9.1

9.3

9.3

Health care and welfare

5.7

5.2

5.1

5.3

Other services

5.6

4.8

5.3

5.0

Source: Labour force in Latvia. Labour force survey data, November 2000. A statistical bulletin. Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia. Riga, March 2001.

Labour force in Latvia. Labour force survey data, November 2001. A statistical bulletin. Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia. Riga, March 2002.

*- data is not comparable with the previous years

 

Table 11. Registered unemployment and unemployment by Labour Force Survey

 

Year

Average rate of registered unemployment (%)

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

 

 

Total

Males

Females

1995

6.5

18.9

19.7

18.0

1996

7.0

18.3

18.9

17.7

1997

7.5

14.4

14.3

14.6

1998

7.6

13.8

13.5

14.1

1999

9.7

14.5

15.5

13.3

2000

8.5

14.6

15.6

13.5

2001

7.8

12.8

14.1

11.5

Source: CSB data and SES data


 

Table 12. Share of job seekers in the economically active population by sex, age, level of education, %

 

 

1996

2000

2001*

 

Total

Males

Females

Total

Males

Females

Total

Males

Females

15-24

29.0

28.1

30.3

23.6

21.5

26.4

20.8

20.3

21.3

25-34

18.7

17.5

20.1

13.7

14.9

12.1

13.1

14.9

11.1

35-44

15.9

17.7

14.2

14.2

14.6

13.9

11.6

12.9

10.3

45-54

14.9

16.0

14.0

14.2

17.9

11.1

12.7

14.2

11.4

55-64

17.2

18.6

14.9

10.1

11.1

8.7

9.8

11.0

8.5

65 +

14.8

11.5

17.7

10.3

6.8

13.3

1.0

1.1

1.0

Total

18.3

18.9

17.7

14.6

15.6

13.5

12.8

14.1

11.5

Of total jobseekers:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Urban areas

21.3

21.8

20.7

16.0

17.2

14.9

13.9

15.4

12.4

Rural areas

10.8

12.0

9.2

10.8

11.9

9.6

10.4

11.5

9.1

Of total jobseekers with education:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

higher

9.0

7.7

10.0

5.4

5.7

5.2

5.3

4.5

5.9

Secondary incl. secondary vocational

18.7

18.7

18.7

15.1

15.1

15.1

13.8

14.4

13.1

Basic

25.7

26.2

24.9

22.3

24.6

18.2

17.9

20.0

14.4

Incomplete basic

22.5

27.6

13.9

27.2

25.1

29.5

19.1

27.1

12.1

Source: Labour force in Latvia. Labour force survey data, November 2000. A statistical bulletin. Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia. Riga, March 2001.

Labour force in Latvia. Labour force survey data, November 2001. A statistical bulletin. Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia. Riga, March 2002.

* - data is not comparable with the previous years


Table 13. Share of registered unemployed by educational attainment, %

 

 

1995

1998

1999

2000

2001

Total

100

100

100

100

100

Of which:

 

 

 

 

 

Higher

7.1

6.8

6.9

5.9

7,1

Vocational and secondary vocational

39.1

38.0

40.6

33.4

41.8

General secondary

30.9

31.3

29.6

34.1

27.8

Basic, incomplete basic

22.9

23.9

22.9

26.6

23.3

Source: SES data;

Statistical Yearbook of Latvia, 2002. - CSB. Riga, 2002.

 

 

Table 14: Education institutions: number and enrolment (1990 –2001)

 

 

1990

1995

1999

2000

2001

2002

Pre-school establishments

Number of institutions

1123

 

608

 

573

 

561

 

 

552

551

Enrolment

111,471

68,490

65,097

61,759

 

 

61,451

 

69,194

General schools

Number of institutions

962

 

1094

 

1095

 

1074

 

 

1066

1052

Enrolment

352,450

347,541

361,432

359,818

 

 

351,989

340,308

VET schools

Number of institutions

143

 

133

 

121

 

120

126

124

Enrolment

67,409

42,374

47,703

48,625

47,627

46,533

Institutions of higher education

Number of institutions

 

10

 

28

 

33

 

33

36

37

Enrolment

45,953

46,696

89,509

101,270

110,500

118,944

Source: Education Institutions in Latvia at the beginning of the school year 2001/2002./Statistical Bulletin – Riga: CSB, 2002

            Education Institutions in Latvia at the beginning of the school year 2002/2003./Statistical Bulletin – Riga: CSB, 2003

Table 15: Selected educational indicators

 

 

 

School year 2001/2002

 

School year 2002/2003

 

 

Number of schools

Average number of students per school

Ratio of teachers to students

Number of schools

Average number of students per school

Ratio of teachers to students

General schools

1029

330

1: 10.4

1017

323

1:10.0

VET schools (average)

126

378

1:8.5

124

375

1:8.2

VET schools by governing authority:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ministry of Education and Science

49

545

1:11.7

47

588

1:13.1

 

Ministry of Agriculture

36

365

1:8.8

35

374

1:9.0

Ministry of Welfare

8

302

1:4.9

8

294

1:4.1

Municipal

7

203

1:7.6

7

210

1:8.2

Ministry of Culture

15

132

1:2.3

 

15

127

1:1.9

Private

12

136

1:7.7

9

176

1:8.4

Ministry of Interior

3

108

1:6.2

3

95

1:3.7

 

Source: Education institutions in Latvia at the beginning of school year 2000/2001. Statistical bulletin - Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia. Riga, 2001.

Education institutions in Latvia at the beginning of school year 2001/2002. Statistical bulletin - Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia. Riga, 2002.

Education institutions in Latvia at the beginning of the school year 2002/2003. Statistical bulletin – Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia. Riga, 2003.

 

 


 

Table 16: Teaching staff of vocational schools at the begining of academic year

 

 

2000/01

2002/2003

Total

VET schools

Total

VET schools

State

Municipal

Private

State

Municipal

Private

Total

5439

5139

169

131

5693

5325

179

189

Age:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30 and younger

870

795

337

38

823

759

29

35

31-39

1118

1039

338

41

1065

970

50

45

40-49

1682

1561

66

55

1661

1563

56

42

50-59

1255

1172

34

49

1397

1325

29

43

60 and elder

657

619

11

27

747

708

15

24

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Education:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With secondary

 

of which with pedagogical

1213

1109

62

42

1110

1028

54

28

 

292

 

286

 

4

 

2

 

337

 

325

 

11

 

1

With higher

 

of which with higher pedagogical

4365

4073

124

168

4580

4294

125

161

 

3237

 

3028

 

92

 

117

 

3501

 

3273

 

97

 

131

Total staff with pedagogical education

3529

or 64.9%

3314

or

64.5%

96

or

56.8%

119

or

 90.8%

3838

or 67.4%

3598

or

 67.6%

108

or

 60.1%

132

or

69.8%

MoES data

 

 

Table 17: Number of pupils learning foreign languages in general and VET schools in 2002/2003 academic year

 

 

General schools

VET schools

 

Total

Of which:

 

 

Grades 1-4

Grades 5-9

Grades 10-12

 

Total

340308

103359

174606

62343

46533

Of which:

No foreign language

 

 

49910

 

 

43526

 

 

4711

 

 

1673

 

One foreign language

144013

58690

70249

15074

40253

Two foreign languages

137729

1132

97874

38723

15107

Three foreign languages

8516

11

1757

6748

 

Four foreign languages

140

-

15

125

 

Source: Education institutions in Latvia at the beginning of the school year 2002/2003. Statistical bulletin – Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia. Riga, 2003.

 


Table 18:Discharged from secondary education

 

Number of dropouts

Percentage of total number of students

ISCED level

 

2000/2001

2001/02

2000/2001

2001/02

 

General schools (grades 10 –12)

1932

2003

3.8

4.1

ISCED 3

VET schools

7001

6862

14.4

14.4

ISCED 2- 3 -4

Education institutions in Latvia at the beginning of school year 2000/2001. Statistical bulletin - Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia. Riga, 2001.

Education institutions in Latvia at the beginning of school year 2001/2002. Statistical bulletin - Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia. Riga, 2002.

 

Table 19: Proportion of inhabitants in a certain age group who acquire a certain level of education versus the total number of that age group (1999/2000 – 2002/2003)

 

 

Age groups

1999/2000

2000/2001

2001/2002

2002/2003*

Second stage of basic education (ISCED – 2)

11 – 15

80.6

85.5

88.7

88.6

Secondary education (ISCED – 3)

16 – 18

70.3

71.1

70.6

70.8

First stage of tertiary education

 (ISCED – 5)

19 – 23

26.4

29.3

31.6

34.0

Source: Education institutions in Latvia at the beginning of school year 1999/2000. Statistical bulletin - Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia. Riga, 2000

Education institutions in Latvia at the beginning of school year 2000/2001. Statistical bulletin - Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia. Riga, 2001.

Education institutions in Latvia at the beginning of school year 2001/2002. Statistical bulletin - Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia. Riga, 2002.

Education institutions in Latvia at the beginning of the school year 2002/2003. Statistical bulletin – Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia. Riga, 2003.

* - Provisional data of the population are used

Table 20: Enrolment in education/training between 14 and 25

 

Age

General schools

VET schools

Institutions of higher education

 

2001/02

2002/03

2001/02

2002/03

2001/02

2002/03

14 years

36868

35877

89*

70*

 

 

15 years

35634

35641

1641

944

 

 

16 years

26216

27860

9158

8619

 

 

17 years

22517

22743

11260

10932

188*

310*

18 years

10034

10926

10345

10411

8290

7874

19 years

3229

3582

6545

6953

11740

13160

20 years

1411

1389

3042

3211

11909

12887

21 years

1031

989

1492

1529

11178

11766

22 years

3324**

3492**

843

876

9187

9922

23 years

 

 

3212**

2988**

7393

7872

24 years

 

 

 

 

5720

5854

*the given age and younger

** the given age and older

Source: Education institutions in Latvia at the beginning of school year 2001/2002. Statistical bulletin - Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia. Riga, 2002.

Education Institutions in Latvia at the beginning of the school year 2002/2003./Statistical Bulletin – Riga: CSB, 2003

 

Table 21. The expenditures of special employment budget (millions LVL)

 

1998

1999

2000

2001

Unemployment benefits

14.7

27.5

21.5

18.4

Stipends for unemployed

0.7

0.8

0.6

0.8

Other employment measures

4.4

5.3

4.6

4.5

Payments for pensions insurance

2.4

5.2

4.6

4.7

Administrative costs

0.6

0.5

0.5

0.5

Other expenditures

3

3.6

0

0.03

Source: Social insurance in Latvia / Figures and facts 2001 – Riga: SSIA, 2002.

 

 

Table 22. The number of persons receiving unemployment benefit and average amount of it

Year

Persons receiving unemployment benefit

Average amount of unemployment benefit (LVL)

1999

572,886

48.07

2000

477,414

43.30

2001

454,923

40.55

Source: Social insurance in Latvia / Figures and facts 2001 – Riga: SSIA, 2002.


 

Table 23. The mandatory contribution payment rates by the kind of state social insurance[1]

 

 

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

Insurance for state pensions

27.91%

27.10%

26.93%

27.10%

25.59%

Insurance for the case of unemployment

2.34%

2.45%

2.20%

1.90%

1.94%

Insurance against accidents at work

0.09%

0.09%

0.09%

0.09%

0.09%

Disability insurance

4.67%

4.16%

3.89%

3.76%

3.31%

Maternity and sickness insurance

2.08%

2.29%

1.98%

2.24%

2.16%

Total rate of social contribution payment

37.09%

36.09%

35.09%

35.09%

33.09%

Source: Cabinet of Ministers Regulations on Mandatory contribution payment rates by the kind of state social insurance

 

 

Table 24. The unemployment benefits

 

The Law “On Insurance in the Case of Unemployment” prescribes that the amount of the unemployment benefit is calculated in proportion to the length of the insurance period and according to incomes from which contribution payments are made for the case of unemployment:

 

1) from 1 to 9 years – 50 % of the average insurance contribution payment salary;

2) from 10 to 19 years – 55 % of the average insurance contribution payment salary;

3) from 20 to 29 years – 60 % of the average insurance contribution payment salary;

4) more than 30 years – 65 % of the average insurance contribution payment salary.

 

The above unemployment benefit is paid depending on the length of the unemployment period:

 during the first three months it is paid in full

 from three to six months – 75 % of the established unemployment benefit

from six to nine months – 50% of the established unemployment benefit

As of November 2002 there are no any restrictions on the amount of the unemployment benefit

 

The registered unemployed has rights to receive unemployment benefit if social insurance contributions are paid at least 9 months within last 12 months. The unemployment benefit could be received 9 months during the period of 12 months after it is granted.


Table 25: Annex 1 Conception of Education Development 2002—2005

 

Correlation of the goals of the Concepts of Education Development and the directions of action

 

Common goal

Ensure changes in the system of education to promote the formation of a democratic and socially integrated society based on knowledge and the raising of competitivity of Latvian population and national economy, and simultaneously to preserve and develop cultural values that are typical of Latvia.

Goal

Education quality

Accessibility of education

Cost-effectiveness of education

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Directions of action

 

- conclusion of the evaluation system of the basic and secondary education system

- improvement of the system of teacher education and further education of teachers

- quality assurance of vocational education to meet the requirements of the labour market

- quality assurance of higher education to meet the requirements of the labour market

- setting up of a single system for the assessment of education quality

- continuation of the teacher remuneration reform

- renewing of the research and academic staff

- introduction of a education system indicators comparable at the international level

- informatisation of the education system

- promotion of public understanding of education development processes

 - further development of education communications

 

-          improvement of the system of pre-school education

 

-          diminishing of differences in access to quality general education

 

-          improvement of access to vocational education

 

-          improvement of adult education opportunities by offering vocation-focused life-long education

 

-          increase of access to interest-related education

 

-          promotion of integration of educatees with special needs in general, vocational, higher and interest-related education programmes

-          optimisation of the network of general education establishments

 

-          increase of cost-effectiveness of educational establishment maintenance

 

-          provision of a single education system administration

 

-          development of the regulatory principles of financing of education and ensuring transparency of the utilisation of resources

 

-          provision of the development of the higher education financing system

 

 


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NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION STATE JOINT STOCK COMPANY

STATE EMPLOYMENT SERVICE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Picture 2

Employment State Service - Riga Centre

Text Box: Sector of Vidzeme suburb
        (22 w.)
Text Box: Administrative department

§	Records keeping;

§	Economic providing
(4 w.+ 7)

Text Box: Staff inspectorText Box: LawyerText Box: Economist – finansistText Box: Book keeping
                            (3 w.)
Text Box: Information technology department

§	Software provision


§	Statistic summary report 
              (3 w.)
Text Box: Job market department 

§	Opened job information;


§	Job summons for foreigners;


§	Paid social temporary works;


§	Employment pilot projects 
            (7 w.)
Text Box: Department of active measures

§	Unemployeds training;


§	Job seekers club
(6  w.)
Text Box: Deputy managerText Box: ManagerText Box: Latgale suburb
and sector of Centre district
             (30w.)
Text Box: Sector of Zemgale suburb
        (16 w.)
Text Box: Sector of Kurzeme district
       (18 w.)
Text Box: Sector of Ziemelu  district
      (16 w.)
                                                                                                            On 31.12.2002.

 

 



[1] During 1999 – 2003 the rate of contribution payment remained unchanged for employees and was 9%. The rate of contribution payment for employers reduced from 28.09% to 24.09%.