Lithuania

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LABOUR MARKET

 

 

Labour market indicators

Unemployment rate in 2001: 17,00% (ILO data)


Working population:

Year

Total Population

Working population

Activity rate

2004  

3 439 000  
1 833 056  
53%  
Source : Worldbank


Employment by sector:

Year

Agriculture

Industry

Services

2004  

15,80%  
28,10%  
56,10%  
Sources: ILO, Eurostat, last available data

 

Employment contracts
Legal clauses regulate employment contracts and to a lesser degree collective agreements and individual negotiations.
The terms of employment contracts and the limits for dismissal are very rigid.


Salaries

National monthly minimum wage as of 01/01/2003: 600 litas 173,91 EUR

Average wage for a employee in the manufacturing industry in 2003: 6,46 litas by  hour (ILO data)


Social security contributions

Employer: 31%.

Employee: 0%.

 

Number of hours

Legal definition of full time work (per week): 40 hours

Retirement age: 60 for women and 65 for men.

 

Unions

Average rate of union membership:About 14% of the active population in 2005.

Unions: There are 3 main trade unions in Lithuania: the LPSK (Lithuanian Trade Union Confederation - LPSK), the Solidarumas and the LDF (Lithuanian Labour Federation - LDF), plus some independent trade unions.


Useful links

For further informations on the labour market, check out the following web sites:

- International Labour Organization (ILO): studies, statistics and reports on working conditions and labour markets

- NATLEX : ILO database on national labour laws

- Ministry of Social Security and Labor Protection


Last modified in January 2006
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