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Latvia: risk of jobless empowerty

4 Marzo Mar 2007 0100 04 marzo 2007

The country ranks third among EU member states in terms of the risk of poverty among jobless, elderly and families with many children

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The country ranks third among EU member states in terms of the risk of poverty among jobless, elderly and families with many children

Latvia ranks third among EU member states in terms of the risk of poverty among jobless, elderly and families with many children, a survey by the Latvian central statistics office has found. According to the survey ?Community Income and Living Conditions Statistics? conducted in 2005, the poverty risk index is 19 percent in Latvia, while poverty risk among unemployed, people aged 65 and above and large families is much higher in Latvia than the EU average.