Estonia's unemployment rate stood at 5.2 percent in the third quarter of 2018, unchanged from the same period last year. The number of unemployed increased by 300 to 36.8 thousand while the number of employed stayed the same at 666.6 thousand. Meantime, the participation rate also stood at 72 percent, the same as in the same period of 2017. Unemployment Rate in Estonia averaged 8.29 percent from 1989 until 2018, 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 6.00 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 5.90 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Estonia Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 5.50 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-02-14 06:00 AM Unemployment Rate 5.3% 5.2% 5%
2018-05-15 05:00 AM Unemployment Rate 6.8% 5.3% 5.9%
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 6%
2019-05-15 05:00 AM Unemployment Rate 5.8%
2019-08-14 05:00 AM Unemployment Rate 5.7%


Estonia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.20 5.10 19.50 0.50 percent [+]
Employed Persons 666.60 666.60 839.10 551.60 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 30.37 29.76 95.00 12.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.80 1.60 8.30 1.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 18.60 16.70 40.80 6.70 percent [+]
Labour Costs 135.91 133.88 135.91 29.81 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 4.26 4.56 9.22 0.51 Thousand [+]
Wages 1291.00 1321.00 1321.00 7.35 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 1234.00 1266.00 1266.00 281.91 EUR/Month [+]
Wage Growth 6.30 7.70 21.20 -6.50 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 500.00 470.00 500.00 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 72.00 71.90 72.20 61.20 percent [+]
Productivity 124.60 116.10 124.60 58.50 Index Points [+]
Part Time Employment 65.60 69.90 69.90 32.40 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 565.20 560.80 599.00 476.80 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 1.30 -1.40 3.30 -5.30 percent [+]
Employment Rate 68.20 66.60 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 December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.20 5.10 19.50 0.50 1989 - 2018 percent Quarterly




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