Estonia's unemployment rate stood at 5.1 percent in the second quarter of 2019, the same as in the corresponding period last year, as the number of unemployed decreased by 100 to 35.7 thousand while the number of employed rose by 1.1 thousand to 667.7 thousand. The labor force participation rate fell to 71.7 percent from 71.9 percent in the same period of 2018 and the employment rate edged down to 68.1 percent from 68.2 percent. Unemployment Rate in Estonia averaged 8.21 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 4.20 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 4.20 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
2018-11-14 06:00 AM Unemployment Rate Q3 5.2% 5.1% 6.9%
2019-02-14 06:00 AM Unemployment Rate Q4 4.4% 5.2% 6.00%
2019-05-15 05:00 AM Unemployment Rate Q1 4.7% 4.4% 5.80%
2019-08-14 05:00 AM Unemployment Rate Q2 5.1% 4.7% 4.1%
2019-11-14 06:00 AM Unemployment Rate Q3 5.1% 4.2%


Estonia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.10 4.70 19.50 0.50 percent [+]
Employed Persons 667.70 661.80 839.10 551.60 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 31.70 30.34 95.00 12.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.10 0.80 8.30 0.80 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 13.50 11.80 42.60 6.70 percent [+]
Labour Costs 142.45 136.64 142.45 29.81 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 4.28 4.32 9.53 0.51 Thousand [+]
Wages 1309.00 1384.00 1384.00 7.35 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 1277.00 1307.00 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 71.70 70.80 72.30 61.20 percent [+]
Productivity 113.00 122.40 124.60 58.50 Index Points [+]
Part Time Employment 76.70 75.20 76.70 32.40 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 548.20 565.00 599.00 476.80 Thousand [+]
Employment Change -0.40 1.60 3.40 -5.30 percent [+]
Employment Rate 68.10 67.50 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 August of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.10 4.70 19.50 0.50 1989 - 2019 percent Quarterly




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