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Profesiju klasifikators

Country / Area: Latvia

Classification category: Occupation classifications

General information
1 (a)Name of the current national classification (full name in official national languages and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)Profesiju klasifikators / Classification of Occupations
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?Latvian
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.http://www.lm.gov.lv/text/80
Classification structure
2 (a)Please describe the structure of the classification: How many levels does the classification have? (Please provide labels, such as “Division”, “Class”) How many categories exist at each level?Classification of Occupations is a hierarchical classification with five levels; the length of code comprises 6 digits, and last 2 digits are used for national breakdown.

Level 1 (the first digit) 9 major groups
Level 2 (the first 2 digits) 40 sub-major groups
Level 3 (the first 3 digits) 124 minor groups
Level 4 (the first 4 digits) 421 unit groups
Level 5 (6 digits) ~ 3000 occupations

2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.Level 1 1 Managers
Level 2 12 Administrative and commercial managers
Level 3 122 Sales, marketing and development managers
Level 4 1221 Sales and marketing managers
Level 5 1221 01 Sales director
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.Classification is based on the International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO-08).
3 (b)Is the classification structure identical to the international standard or, if not, how does it differ? (e.g. have additional levels been added to the international standard or have changes been made within the level of the international structure, such as aggregations or additional breakdowns)Structure of the classification is consistent with the International Standard Classification of Occupations ISCO-08 at first four levels (first 4 digits of the code are identical to ISCO-08), 2 digits (level 5) have been added for national needs (1additional level).
3 (c)Please describe deviations from the international standard (in terms of structure, methodology or application rules). Please use examples, if a general statement is not possible.No deviations.
3 (d)At what level of the international standard can data be reported for international comparison? (Please provide examples of programmes / indicators if reporting takes place at different levels of the classification.)Data on the level and composition of labour costs, in compliance with the Council Regulation (EC) No 530/1999, are reported at level 2 (2 or 3 digits).
Labour Force Survey data, in compliance with the Commission Regulation (EC) No 377/2008, are reported at level 3 (3 digits).
EHIS 2008, AES 2011, EHSIS 2012 – 2 digits.
3 (e)If no links to international classifications exist or no international standard is used, please state if there are plans to use international norms in the future.N/A
Classification uses
4 (a)Please state for which statistical purposes (surveys etc.) this classification is used and if there are users outside of the Statistical Office. Please indicate at which level the classification is used for data collection and for data publishing.CSB is using national classification for:
1) Labour Force Survey (LFS) (data collection 6 digits, data publishing 1 digit);
2) Statistics on the level and composition of labour costs (data collection 4 digits, data publishing 2 or 3 digits);
3) European Health Interview Survey (EHIS) 2008 (data collection 4 digits);
4) Adult Education Survey (AES) 2011 (data collection 2 digits);
5) European Health and Social Integration Survey (EHSIS) 2012 (data collection 2 digits);
6) Community Survey on ICT Usage in Households and by Individuals 2012 (data collection 6 digits);
7) Household Budget Survey (HBS) (data collection 2 digits);
8) Community Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC) (data collection 4 digits).

This classification is used outside of the Statistical Office by state administrative institutions, for instance, State Labour Inspectorate uses this classification to register occupational accidents and diseases, Centre for Disease Prevention and Control – to register patients in Register of Patients with Particular Diseases, Occupational and Radiation Medicine Centre of P.Stradins Clinical University Hospital – to diagnose occupational diseases.

4 (b)Please give the names of institutions that use the classification for non-statistical purposes (as opposed to statistical purposes in question 4(a)). Also indicate the kind of use (e.g. tax offices, social security, customs, enterprise register, employment services, work permits etc.)Ministry of Finance is using this classification for development of Public Administration Remuneration Database, Health Inspectorate – for registration of medicine practitioners in the Register of medical persons and medical support persons, State Employment Agency – for registration of unemployed persons and job vacancies.
4 (c)Please indicate if alternative classifications are used by other institutions of the economy. Are these classifications available and useful for the Statistical Office?No alternative classifications.
Implementation / revision status
5 (a)Please state the date of the official adoption of the classification. If not yet adopted, please indicate the current state (e.g. in development, sent for approval, in printing, ready to be distributed etc.)Classification of Occupations was adopted on 18 May 2010 by the Cabinet Regulation No 461.
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.Implementation date - 01.06.2010.
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?Classification is updated twice a year.
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)Profesiju klasifikators / Classification of Occupations
has been adopted on 13 February 2007 by the Cabinet Regulation No 125.
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsFormer classification was linked to the International Standard Classification of Occupations (for European Union purposes) (ISCO 88 (COM))
5 (f)Please describe the structure of the former classification and indicate the number of items at each level of the classification. (similar to question 2(a))Level 1 (the first digit) 9 major groups
Level 2 (the first 2 digits) 27 sub-major groups
Level 3 (the first 3 digits) 116 minor groups
Level 4 (the first 4 digits) 423 unit groups
Level 5 (6 digits) ~ 4200 occupations
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Yes
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?20.02.2007.
5 (i)Are statistical data still collected or published according to the former classification? Please indicate if this statistical data is collected or published by the Statistical Office or elsewhere.No
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?National guidelines were developed for the use of the Classification of Occupations
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?No, there is no need for correspondence tables.
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?No
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?Yes
6 (e)Is the classification available in electronic form? If yes, in which formats is it available?(e.g. PDF, TXT, Excel, XML)Full Classification of Occupation is available in PDF format; the list of occupations with codes is available in MS Excel
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?Indexes are available in PDF format
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationMinistry of Welfare
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiry28, Skolas Str., Riga, LV-1331, Latvia, phone: +371 67021600, e-mail: lm@lm.gov.lv
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevantN/A

Source: UN questionnaire, 9/12/2012