Future employment growth (in %) in Latvia in 2016-2030 across sectors

In 2016 the employment rate in Latvia was 73.23% compared to 70.99% in EU

During the period 2011-2016 the size of employment in EU changed by 3.73% compared to 3.68% in Latvia .

Sectors with the largest share in employment in Latvia in 2016 

  • Wholesale & retail trade 13.90%
  • Manufacturing 13.83%
  • Transport & storage 9.33% 
  • Education 9.14%
  • Agriculture, forestry & fishing 7.69% 

Occupations with the largest share in employment in Latvia in 2016:  

  • Office associate professionals 8.21%
  • Drivers & vehicle operators 6.81%
  • Sales workers 6.25% 
  • Technical labourers 5.86%
  • Teaching professionals 4.82%

Sectors expected to have the strongest employment change over the period 2016-2030 in Latvia:

  • ICT services 50.07%
  • Energy supply services 21.19%
  • Manufacturing 17.11% 
  • Finance & insurance 8.34% 
  • Professional services 6.09% 

Occupations expected to have the largest numbers of job openings in Latvia over the period 2016-2030:

  • Technical labourers 37,136
  • Office professionals 33,471
  • Teaching professionals 31,091
  • Drivers & vehicle operators 29,059
  • Business managers 24,609

Employment share of occupations (%) in Latvia (2011-2016 comparison)

Education profile (%) of the working age population in Latvia (2011-2016 comparison)

Age profile (%) of the working age population in Latvia (2011-2016 comparison)

Future employment growth (% change) across occupations in Latvia compared to EU in 2016-2030