Estonia's unemployment rate declined to 4.7 percent in the first quarter of 2019 from 6.8 percent in the same period last year, as the number of unemployed decreased by 15,000 to 32.4 thousand while the number of employed rose by 11,300 to 661.8 thousand. The labor force participation rate fell to 70.8 percent from 71.4 percent in the same period of 2018 and the employment rate dropped to 67.5 percent from 66.6 percent. Unemployment Rate in Estonia averaged 8.23 percent from 1989 until 2019, 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.

Unemployment Rate in Estonia is expected to be 4.10 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployment Rate in Estonia to stand at 4.90 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Estonia Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 5.10 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-08-14 05:00 AM Unemployment Rate 5.1% 6.8% 6.6%
2018-11-14 06:00 AM Unemployment Rate 5.2% 5.1% 6.9%
2019-02-14 06:00 AM Unemployment Rate 4.4% 5.2% 6.00%
2019-05-15 05:00 AM Unemployment Rate 4.7% 4.4% 5.80%
2019-08-14 05:00 AM Unemployment Rate 4.7% 4.1%
2019-11-14 06:00 AM Unemployment Rate 4.2%


Estonia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.70 4.40 19.50 0.50 percent [+]
Employed Persons 661.80 675.30 839.10 551.60 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 31.69 33.40 95.00 12.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 0.80 1.10 8.30 0.80 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 7.10 7.70 41.20 7.00 percent [+]
Labour Costs 136.64 135.91 136.64 29.81 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 5.91 9.53 9.53 0.51 Thousand [+]
Wages 1384.00 1291.00 1384.00 7.35 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 1307.00 1234.00 1307.00 281.91 EUR/Month [+]
Wage Growth 7.50 6.40 21.20 -6.50 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 540.00 500.00 540.00 79.89 EUR/Month [+]
Population 1.32 1.32 1.57 1.21 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 63.50 63.25 63.50 60.50 [+]
Retirement Age Men 63.50 63.25 63.50 63.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 72.30 72.00 72.30 61.20 percent [+]
Productivity 122.40 124.60 124.60 58.50 Index Points [+]
Part Time Employment 75.20 65.60 75.20 32.40 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 565.00 565.20 599.00 476.80 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 1.70 -0.70 3.30 -5.30 percent [+]
Employment Rate 68.20 68.20 76.50 53.10 percent [+]


Estonia Unemployment Rate

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 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.70 4.40 19.50 0.50 1989 - 2019 percent Quarterly




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