Investing in Youth: Latvia

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This report provides a detailed diagnosis of the youth labour market and education system in Latvia from an international comparative perspective, and offers tailored recommendations to help improve school-to-work transitions. It also provides an opportunity for other countries to learn from the innovative measures that Latvia has taken to strengthen the skills of youth and their employment outcomes, notably through the implementation of a Youth Guarantee.


English Also available in: Latvian

Assessment and policy options

The economic crisis struck young people in Latvia heavily: Employment among 15-29 year-olds collapsed from about 50% in 2007 to 40% in 2010. The unemployment rate more than tripled from 9.7% in 2007 to 28.3% in 2010, and mong OECD countries, only Spain had a higher youth unemployment rate in that year.


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