Latvia had most vacant jobs among Baltic states in Q2

In Latvia, in the end of the second quarter of 2021, there were 25.5 thousand vacancies, or 2.6%, compared to 1.9% in Lithuania and 1.7% in Estonia, official statistics showed.
As to the dynamics of available jobs in the Baltic states year-on-year measured at the end of the second quarter, their proportion grew the most in Lithuania by 43.1%. To the north of Lithuania, available jobs increased by 30.3% in Estonia and by 20.1% in Latvia.
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In Latvia, the private sector lacked 16.9 thousand workers in the end of the period and saw a 31% increase in vacant jobs year-on-year. The public sector was looking for 8.4 thousand workers and made 3% more jobs available.
By profession, Latvian employers had the largest number vacancies in public administration (5.5%), followed by hotels and restaurants (4%), processing industry (3.9%), real estate (3.3%) and construction (3.2%), according to the data of the Latvian Central Statistical Bureau.