Estonia's unemployment rate declined to 6.9 percent in the second quarter of 2021 from 7.1 percent in the corresponding period last year. It was the lowest jobless rate since the first quarter 2020, as the number of unemployed decreased by 2,1 thousand to 47.3 thousand while the number of employed dropped by 2 thousand to 641.9 thousand. The labor force participation rate increased to 70.6 percent from 70.4 percent in the same period of 2020 while the employment rate advanced to 65.8 percent from 65.4 percent. In the first quarter 2021, the jobless rate was at 7.1 percent. source: Statistics Estonia

Unemployment Rate in Estonia averaged 8.08 percent from 1989 until 2021, 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. This page provides - Estonia Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Estonia Unemployment Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2021.

Unemployment Rate in Estonia is expected to be 6.90 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Estonia Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 6.10 percent in 2022 and 5.10 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Estonia Unemployment Rate


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-05-17 05:00 AM Q1 7.1% 7.4% 7.9%
2021-08-16 05:00 AM Q2 6.9% 7.1% 6.7%
2021-11-15 06:00 AM Q3 6.9% 6.9%


News Stream
Estonian Jobless Rate Lowest in 5 Quarters
Estonia's unemployment rate declined to 6.9 percent in the second quarter of 2021 from 7.1 percent in the corresponding period last year. It was the lowest jobless rate since the first quarter 2020, as the number of unemployed decreased by 2,1 thousand to 47.3 thousand while the number of employed dropped by 2 thousand to 641.9 thousand. The labor force participation rate increased to 70.6 percent from 70.4 percent in the same period of 2020 while the employment rate advanced to 65.8 percent from 65.4 percent. In the first quarter 2021, the jobless rate was at 7.1 percent.
2021-08-16
Estonian Jobless Rate Jumps to 7.1% in Q1
Estonia's unemployment rate surged to 7.1 percent in the first quarter of 2021 from 5.0 percent in the corresponding period last year, as the number of unemployed increased by 13,5 thousand to 48.7 thousand while the number of employed dropped by 29.6 thousand to 640.7 thousand, reflecting the impact of the crisis caused by the spread of COVID-19. The labor force participation rate decreased to 70.7 percent from 71.7 percent in the same period of 2020 while the employment rate fell to 65.7 percent from 68.1 percent. In the fourth quarter 2020, the jobless rate was at 7.4 percent.
2021-05-17
Estonian Jobless Rate Rises to 7.4% in Q4
Estonia's unemployment rate jumped to 7.4 percent in the fourth quarter of 2020 from 4.1 percent in the corresponding period last year. The labor force participation rate increased to 72.4 percent from 72.1 percent in the same period of 2019 while the employment rate fell to 67 percent from 69.2 percent. Considering 2020 full year, the jobless rate was 6.8 percent, up from 4.4 percent in 2019.
2021-02-15

Estonia Last Unit Reference Previous Highest Lowest
Unemployment Rate 6.90 percent Jun/21 7.10 19.50 0.50
Unemployed Persons 44.31 Thousand Sep/21 46.65 95.00 12.00
Employed Persons 641.90 Thousand Jun/21 642.80 839.10 551.60
Wages 1538.00 EUR/Month Jun/21 1473.00 1538.00 7.35
Wages in Manufacturing 1430.00 EUR/Month Jun/21 1377.00 1430.00 281.91
Wage Growth 7.30 percent Jun/21 4.90 21.20 -6.50
Population 1.33 Million Dec/20 1.32 1.57 1.21
Labor Force Participation Rate 70.60 percent Jun/21 70.90 72.40 61.20
Employment Rate 65.80 percent Jun/21 65.90 76.50 53.10


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.