Klaipėda County is one of the leading Counties of Lithuania according to gross domestic product (GDP) for one resident and average wage. The most significant added value for Klaipėda is created by transport, manufacturing and trade sectors. In 2018 the unemployment rate in Klaipėda reached 7,3 percent. Such indicator is caused by favorable economic condition and a considerable concentration of companies.
Comparatively low unemployment rate determines a rapid boost in wages. In 2017 the average gross wage in Klaipėda City reached 882,3 EUR per month, whereas in 2018 – 973,3 EUR per month.
There are more than 5 400 companies operating in Klaipėda City. Furthermore, foreign capital companies create more than 10 000 new workplaces. In the region of Klaipėda, foreign companies usually operate in manufacturing sector. In terms of Klaipėda Free Economic Zone (FEZ), there are more than 100 companies, which have created a considerable number of workplaces, operating there. The common annual turnover of companies operating in Klaipėda FEZ amounts to more than 800 million EUR.
Foreign direct investments for Klaipeda City per capita at 2017 was 6,122.
Resident population in Klaipeda City is decreasing year after year. At the beginning of the year, there were 147 898 inhabitants in Klaipeda.
Reference: Department of Statistics (Lithuania).