RTTNews - Wednesday, Latvia's Central Statistical Bureau announced that the jobless rate stood at 13.9% in the first quarter, up from 9.9% in the previous quarter. A year ago, the jobless rate was 6.5%.

There were 1.69 million people unemployed in the first quarter, compared to the 1.19 million people in the preceding quarter.

At the same time, employment rate decreased to 58.6% from 60.4% in the previous quarter. A year earlier, in the first quarter, employment rate stood at 63.3%.

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