Labour market information

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Lithuania - National Level

Short overview of the labour market


According to the Ministry of Social Security and Labour of the Republic of Lithuania, 159 600 unemployed persons were registered in the country on 1 February 2019, with a maximum proportion of 43% looking for unskilled work, 34% being skilled workers and 23% – specialists. The unemployed registered with the Employment Service accounted for 9.2% of the country’s total working age population.

In January 2019, employers offered an average wage of EUR 861, which was EUR 134 higher as compared to December 2018. In January 2018 an average wage offered was EUR 677. The largest growth in demand was for heavy truck and lorry drivers (with an average wage offered being EUR 1185 before taxes), kitchen auxiliaries (EUR 586), water supply and pipeline installers (EUR 888), construction managers (EUR 950), carpenters and joiners (EUR 839).

 The highest rate of job creation as well as job destruction is forecast in the fields of manufacturing, wholesale and retail trade, transport and storage, construction, agriculture, forestry and fisheries, education, human health care, and social work.


Text last edited on: 04/2019

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