Will we hire more foreign workers amid mounting labour shortage in Lithuania?

Official statistics show that the number of unemployed people surged in 2019 for the first time in several years. It is also noticeable that more and more workers come to Lithuania from third countries. The […]

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Lithuania’s unemployment rate falls again in April

Lithuania’s unemployment rate dropped from to 8.2% in April as unemployment across the European Union fell slightly from 8.8% to 8.7%, according to Eurostat data. This is a slight decrease on the 8.4% unemployment rate […]


Lithuanian GDP ‘to rise by over 3% every year to 2019’

Contracted export market and Russian economic stagnation last year slowed Lithuania’s gross domestic product growth, but this year the growth will be twice as fast and will rise from 1.6 to 3.2 percent, announces professional services company EY in the latest publication the Euro Forecast. […]

De-industrialisation was the most painful for older workers. The employment service has directed these men to do community service at the local water supplier (photo by Dalia Mikonytė)

Creativity and boredom in a Lithuanian town coping with globalisation

Having joined the eurozone this year and successfully advertised its natural and urban wonders, Lithuania has become a new darling of international travel ‘listicles’. Its brushed-up capital, ambitious start-ups and emerging foodie hotspots make many visitors wonder if this is really one of the poorest countries in the European Union. Much of the country’s hardships, however, have been cushioned by de-industrialised peripheral towns – like Alytus. Having lost most of its industries, the town is looking for new, global inspiration. […]


Lithuania cuts unemployment by 1.8 percentage points since January

According to the latest statistics published by the Eurostat, Lithuania managed to cut its unemployment rate almost by two percentage points over the first six months of 2015. However, the rate increased by 0.3 percentage points from May to June. […]