Estonia Unemployment Rate  1989-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Unemployment rate in Estonia rose slightly to 6.5 percent in the first quarter of 2016 from 6.4 percent in the fourth quarter of 2015. The small increase was largely due to seasonal effects, since several economic activities require less labour force in the winter. In the first quarter, there were approximately 43,600 unemployed persons and 630,000 employed. Compared to the first quarter 2015 there were also no major changes in the unemployment rate – the unemployment rate has decreased 0.1 percentage points. Unemployment Rate in Estonia averaged 8.44 percent from 1989 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 20.10 percent in the first quarter of 2010 and a record low of 0.50 percent in the second quarter of 1989. Unemployment Rate in Estonia is reported by the Statistics Estonia.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.50 6.40 20.10 0.50 1989 - 2016 percent Quarterly
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 May of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-11-13 06:00 AM Q3 5.2% 6.5% 6.7%
2016-02-12 06:00 AM Q4 6.4% 5.2% 4.5%
2016-05-13 05:00 AM Q1 6.5% 6.4% 6.5%
2016-08-15 05:00 AM Q2 6.5% 6.7%
2016-11-14 06:00 AM Q3 6.6%

Estonia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 6.50 6.40 20.10 0.50 percent [+]
Employed Persons 630.00 639.40 839.10 551.60 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 30.47 32.64 95.00 12.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.00 1.90 8.30 1.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 13.50 15.60 42.00 7.90 percent [+]
Labour Costs 122.79 116.57 122.79 29.81 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 5.85 5.62 9.22 0.51 Thousand [+]
Wages 1105.06 1044.61 1105.06 7.35 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 1055.60 1033.50 1055.60 281.91 EUR/Month [+]
Wage Growth 6.40 6.90 21.20 -6.50 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 430.00 390.00 430.00 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 -2.40 2.00 3.00 -5.20 percent [+]
Employment Rate 57.00 57.90 76.50 48.70 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 552.60 572.20 599.00 476.80 Thousand [+]
Productivity 109.30 107.70 111.80 58.40 Index Points [+]
Part Time Employment 59.40 60.10 61.40 32.40 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.00 61.90 63.20 56.90 percent [+]




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