Estonia Unemployment Rate  1989-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Estonia's unemployment rate increased to 7.5 percent in the third quarter of 2016 from 6.5 percent in the previous period and 5.2 percent in the same quarter last year. It was the highest reading since the third quarter 2014, as the number of unemployed went up to 52.9 thousand (from 45.3 thousand in Q2 and 36.5 thousand a year ago) while the number of employed fell to 653.3 thousand (from 657.0 thousand in Q2 and 661.0 thousand a year ago). The activity rate stood at 71.9 percent, compared to 71.5 in the previous three months and 70.9 percent a year earlier. Unemployment Rate in Estonia averaged 8.47 percent from 1989 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 19.50 percent in the first quarter of 2010 and a record low of 0.50 percent in the second quarter of 1989.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-05-13 05:00 AM Q1 6.5% 6.4% 6.5%
2016-08-12 05:00 AM Q2 6.5% 6.5% 6.2%
2016-11-14 06:00 AM Q3 7.5% 6.5% 6.1%
2017-02-14 06:00 AM Q4 7.5% 6.6%
2017-05-15 05:00 AM Q1 6.9%
2017-08-14 05:00 AM Q2 6.3%




Estonia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 7.50 6.50 19.50 0.50 percent [+]
Employed Persons 653.30 657.00 839.10 551.60 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 28.44 27.81 95.00 12.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.00 1.60 8.30 1.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 12.40 13.40 40.20 7.70 percent [+]
Labour Costs 121.32 124.38 124.59 29.81 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 3.65 4.32 9.22 0.51 Thousand [+]
Wages 1118.64 1163.42 1163.42 7.35 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 1088.97 1123.40 1123.40 281.91 EUR/Month [+]
Wage Growth 7.50 8.01 21.20 -6.50 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 430.00 430.00 430.00 79.89 EUR/Month [+]
Population 1.32 1.31 1.57 1.22 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 62.10 62.00 62.10 61.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 63.00 63.00 63.00 63.00 [+]
Employment Change -1.00 1.60 3.20 -5.30 percent [+]
Employment Rate 66.50 66.90 76.50 53.10 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 563.70 560.20 599.00 476.80 Thousand [+]
Productivity 108.80 105.80 110.40 58.50 Index Points [+]
Part Time Employment 56.70 62.40 62.70 32.40 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 71.90 71.50 71.90 61.20 percent [+]



Estonia Unemployment Rate Notes

In Estonia, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides - Estonia Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Estonia Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7.50 6.50 19.50 0.50 1989 - 2016 percent Quarterly



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