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Number of youth in Latvia decreases by 5.7% annually

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According to the data of the Central Statistical Bureau at the beginning of 2015 there were 277 thousand young people aged 13 to 25 in Latvia. Of them 142 thousand were males, and 135 thousand – females. Over the last five years the number of youth shows on average 5.7% decrease annually. Also the share of young people in the total number of population keeps declining each year. If in 2005 each fifth (20%) Latvian national was aged 13 to 25 years, then in 2010 the share of youth dropped to 17%, and in 2015 – to 14%.

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