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

Estonia's unemployment rate decreased to 6.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016 from 7.5 percent in the previous period and 6.4 percent in the same quarter last year. It was the lowest reading since the second quarter, as the number of unemployed went down to 44.1 thousand (from 52.9 thousand in Q3 and 43.9 thousand a year ago) while the number of employed fell to 638.2 thousand (from 653.3 thousand in Q3 and 639.4 thousand a year ago). For the full year 2016, jobless rate was 6.8% as the number of unemployed person increased by 4,400 persons, compared to a 6.2 percent in 2015. While the participation rate was 70.4 percent in 2016. Unemployment Rate in Estonia averaged 8.45 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)
2016-08-12 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 6.6% 7.5% 6.6%
2017-05-15 05:00 AM Q1 6.6% 6.9%
2017-08-14 05:00 AM Q2 6.3%
2017-11-14 06:00 AM Q3 5.7%




Estonia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 6.60 7.50 19.50 0.50 percent [+]
Employed Persons 638.20 653.30 839.10 551.60 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 32.43 32.13 95.00 12.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.50 2.00 8.30 1.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 12.40 13.40 40.60 7.90 percent [+]
Labour Costs 122.25 121.21 125.76 29.81 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 6.44 5.08 9.22 0.51 Thousand [+]
Wages 1181.50 1118.64 1181.50 7.35 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 1141.44 1088.97 1141.44 281.91 EUR/Month [+]
Wage Growth 7.00 7.10 21.20 -6.50 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 470.00 430.00 470.00 79.89 EUR/Month [+]
Population 1.32 1.31 1.57 1.21 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 62.70 62.40 62.70 61.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 63.00 63.00 63.00 63.00 [+]
Employment Change -1.50 -1.10 3.30 -5.30 percent [+]
Employment Rate 66.50 66.90 76.50 53.10 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 547.50 563.70 599.00 476.80 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 61.00 56.70 62.70 32.40 Thousand [+]
Productivity 112.80 108.80 112.80 58.50 Index Points [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 69.60 71.90 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 April of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.60 7.50 19.50 0.50 1989 - 2016 percent Quarterly



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