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

Estonia's unemployment rate decreased to 5.6 percent in the first quarter of 2017 from 6.5 percent in the same quarter last year. It was the lowest reading since the third quarter 2015, as the number of unemployed went down to 38.4 thousand (from 43.6 thousand a year ago) while the number of employed rose to 648.8 thousand (from 630 thousand a year ago). Participation rate increased to 70.2 percent from 68.6 percent in the first quarter 2016. Unemployment Rate in Estonia averaged 8.43 percent from 1989 until 2017, 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)
2016-11-14 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 5.6% 6.6% 6.9%
2017-08-14 05:00 AM Q2 5.6% 6.3%
2017-11-14 06:00 AM Q3 5.7%




Estonia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.60 6.60 19.50 0.50 percent [+]
Employed Persons 648.80 638.20 839.10 551.60 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 31.01 32.43 95.00 12.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.50 2.50 8.30 1.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 14.20 12.50 40.50 7.90 percent [+]
Labour Costs 122.25 121.21 125.76 29.81 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 6.86 6.44 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 66.30 65.00 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 May of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.60 6.60 19.50 0.50 1989 - 2017 percent Quarterly



unemployment rate by Country

Last
Spain 18.75 Mar/17
Brazil 13.70 Mar/17
Turkey 12.60 Feb/17
Italy 11.70 Mar/17
France 9.60 Mar/17
Euro Area 9.50 Mar/17
Canada 6.50 Apr/17
Australia 5.70 Apr/17
Indonesia 5.33 Mar/17
Russia 5.30 Apr/17
Netherlands 5.10 Apr/17
India 4.90 Dec/13
United Kingdom 4.60 Mar/17
United States 4.40 Apr/17
South Korea 4.00 Apr/17
China 3.97 Mar/17
Germany 3.90 Mar/17
Mexico 3.50 Apr/17
Switzerland 3.30 Apr/17
Japan 2.80 Apr/17