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Lithuania - Marijampoles apskritis

Short overview of the labour market

 

Marijampolė is a town in south-west Lithuania situated 56 km south-west of Kaunas. It is the unofficial capital of Suvalkija (Sūduva) ethnographic region. Marijampolė County consists of the municipalities of Marijampolė, Kalvarija, Kazlų Rūda, Vilkaviškis and Šakiai. This south-western county shares borders with Kaliningrad Oblast and Poland and with the counties of Kaunas, Alytus and Tauragė. The county area is 4 463 m2. Data from Statistics Lithuania show that at the beginning of 2018 the population of Marijampolė County was 137 493.

The county’s administrative centre is Marijampolė, which has a population of 53 883. At the beginning of 2018, Marijampolė County had 3 178 active economic operators. These were mainly small and medium-sized enterprises. Most of the economic operators registered were working in the services sector (84.8%), industry (7.6%), construction (4.6%) and agriculture (3.0%). Industry in Marijampolė City and Municipality is dominated by industrial activities, i.e. the manufacture of food products, textile products and clothing, woodworking and manufacture of wood products, and metals and metal products. Goods road transport is the dominating field in the service sector of the municipality.

 

Text last edited on: 04/2020


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