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27.05.2022
Payment of bonuses accelerated growth in wages
The average wage in the first quarter of this year was 8.1% higher than a year earlier according to...
18.05.2022
Republic of Estonia: Staff Concluding Statement of the 2022 Article IV Mission
A Concluding Statement describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the end of an official...
16.05.2022
Employment grew fast at the start of the year
There were 5.1% more people in employment in the first quarter of this year than a year earlier, and...
13.04.2022
The Estonian labour market was in a strong position at the start of this year
The Estonian labour market recovered strongly from the Covid-19 crisis in the second half of 2021...
03.03.2022
Real wages fell because inflation was high
Data released today by Statistics Estonia show that the average wage was up by 7.3% in the fourth...
01.03.2022
Economic growth will slow
Growth in the economy in 2021 exceeded expectations, but it will be slower from here on. The...
15.02.2022
Finding new employees is becoming harder
The labour market is on the track of recovery from the crisis. The unemployment rate fell from 5.7%...
26.11.2021
Brisk hiring of additional workers boosted wage growth
Data released today by Statistics Estonia show the growth in the average wage accelerated from 7.3%...
15.11.2021
The labour market improved in the summer
Unemployment fell to 5.7% in the third quarter from 6.9% in the previous quarter, and seasonally...
12.11.2021
Experts and politicians considered how labour migration affects the Estonian economy
A seminar was held at Eesti Pank on Friday to discuss how labour migration affects the future of the...
27.10.2021
LABOUR MARKET REVIEW. Companies are again having difficulties in finding qualified labour
Orsolya Soosaar, Lauri Matsulevitš Economists at Eesti Pank The Estonian economy grew strongly...
27.08.2021
Wages are rising as fast as they were before the pandemic
Data from Statistics Estonia show that the average wage was 7.3% larger in the second quarter than...
16.08.2021
The restrictions laid down this spring did not step up unemployment
Unemployment went down from the first quarter’s 7.1% to 6.9% in the second. Employment increased by...
27.05.2021
Wage growth accelerated despite the crisis
The estimate of the average wage published today by Statistics Estonia shows wage growth...
17.05.2021
The new wave of the virus had little effect on the labour market
The unemployment rate was 7.1% in the first quarter of this year, similar to unemployment in the...
13.04.2021
The new wave of the virus is slowing the recovery in the labour market
Orsolya Soosaar, Katri Urke, Lauri Matsulevitš, Kaspar Oja Economists at Eesti Pank The...
15.02.2021
The labour market did not deteriorate in the fourth quarter
The tighter restrictions placed on businesses in Harjumaa and Ida-Virumaa and the loss of tourists...
26.11.2020
The recovery in economic activity raised wages
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank Data from...
13.11.2020
It is too early yet to say how the second wave of the virus will affect the labour market
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank Unemployment...
27.10.2020
The coronavirus storm clouds have not yet dispersed from the Estonian labour market
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank The labour...
29.09.2020
The government can dispel the uncertainty about the future
The contraction in the Estonian economy in the second quarter was smaller than had been feared, but...
27.08.2020
The coronavirus crisis slowed the growth in wages
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank Data from...
17.08.2020
The labour market situation remains uncertain
10.06.2020
It is time to move from emergency crisis aid to a long-term plan
Estonia is going through a global pandemic with wide-ranging economic consequences that will leave...
03.06.2020
The effect of the crisis is that labour shortages will be replaced by shortages of jobs
At the end of the first quarter of this year the coronavirus crisis hit the global economy,...
15.05.2020
The crisis hit the service sector when it was at a peak
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank Employment...
03.03.2020
Wages grew more slowly at the end of last year
Orsolya Soosaar Eesti Panga ökonomist Wages continue...
14.02.2020
The labour market is in a good position, though the data indicate some cooling
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank The labour...
17.12.2019
Eesti Pank forecasts that the economy will start to lose momentum after running at full power
The Estonian economy will grow by 3.4% this year and 2.3% in 2020 Growth in the economy will...
27.11.2019
The employee remains in command
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank Data from...
06.11.2019
The cooling economy may threaten the ability of companies to service their loans
The latest financial stability review from Eesti Pank indicates that risks to the financial sector...
28.10.2019
Unemployment is low but competition in the labour market may become tighter
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank Three factors...
25.09.2019
Growth in wages and consumption is slowing says Ülo Kaasik
Ülo Kaasik Deputy Governor of Eesti Pank After the...
28.08.2019
Wages are rising more slowly
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank Data from...
14.08.2019
There are signs within the strong labour market that the economy is cooling
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank The labour...
12.06.2019
People and the state could look to make savings in the coming years
The Estonian economy will grow by 3.3% this year and 2.1% next. Growth in the economy will slow as...
29.05.2019
Wages are growing faster in the public sector than in the private sector
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank Statistics...
15.05.2019
The labour market is doing well with low unemployment and increasing employment
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank Employment...
23.04.2019
Companies are less optimistic in their employment growth expectations
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank Growth in the...
11.04.2019
Ülo Kaasik: workers have started to prefer to work less
Ülo Kaasik Deputy Governor of Eesti Pank The Estonian...
01.03.2019
Rapidly rising wages are putting pressure on prices
Natalja Viilmann Economist at Eesti Pank Data from...
14.02.2019
Unemployment has fallen to almost the same low level as in the economic boom
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank Unemployment...
19.12.2018
The fall in competitiveness in the economy points to trouble ahead
The Estonian economy will grow by around 3.5% this year and next, and by 2020 growth will slow to...
29.11.2018
Workers coming from abroad help to ease labour shortages
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank Data from...
14.11.2018
New jobs could be created in Ida-Virumaa
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank Labour market...
13.11.2018
A new record has been set in the labour market
Rasmus Kattai Economist at Eesti Pank Each quarter...
25.10.2018
Labour shortages remain dominant in the labour market
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank Growth in the...
28.08.2018
Slower growth in wages may prove temporary
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank Wage...
14.08.2018
The labour market remains favourable for employees
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank The share...
29.05.2018
Growth in net wages leapt sharply
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank Growth in...
15.05.2018
The higher unemployment figure does not mean a deterioration in the economy
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank The growth...
13.04.2018
The economy was driven on by increased employment
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank For the...
28.03.2018
Last year was the most successful since the economic crisis
The economy was driven upwards mainly by a burst of growth in demand Increased investment is...
19.03.2018
Republic of Estonia: Staff Concluding Statement of the 2018 Article IV Mission
A Concluding Statement describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the end of an official...
01.03.2018
The labour market would gain from the faster removal of barriers to participation
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank Given the...
14.02.2018
The labour market remains favourable for employees
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank The labour...
19.12.2017
The Estonian economy is reaching the peak of the growth cycle
The economy is in its best position since the crisis The economy will grow more slowly in the...
29.11.2017
The acceleration in wage growth is being driven by the industrial sector
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank The average...
14.11.2017
Times are still good in the labour market
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank The labour...
25.10.2017
Labour productivity increased in the first half of the year
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank Labour...
29.09.2017
Ardo Hansson: companies have started to invest more
Speaking at the business conference Äriplaan 2018 on Thursday, Governor of Eesti Pank Ardo Hansson...
21.09.2017
The economy is sailing with a tailwind
The current rate of growth in the economy cannot be maintained for long The growth in corporate...
30.08.2017
Corporate profit grew faster than wages in the second quarter
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank Growth in...
14.08.2017
Demand for labour remained strong in the second quarter
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank The labour...
14.06.2017
Economic growth will get a boost from the need to invest in increasing productivity
Growth in the economy has picked up sharply as foreign demand has increased and the problems in...
15.05.2017
The work ability reform has brought additional people into the labour market
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti...
25.04.2017
Better alignment of growth in wages and productivity is threatened by labour shortages
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank The...
15.02.2017
The position of employees in the labour market remained favourable
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank The...
13.12.2016
The capacity for growth in the Estonian economy has contracted
Investment has fallen for three years and this has reduced the potential for growth in the coming...
24.11.2016
Wage growth slowed in the third quarter
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank The...
14.11.2016
Unemployment rose in the third quarter
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti...
26.10.2016
The risks to the financial sector in Estonia are small in the near future
Faster loan growth could increase the risks to banks from real estate Although corporate...
21.10.2016
The labour market marches to a different drum to the rest of the economy
Orsolya Soosaar Eesti Panga ökonomist Growth in...
11.10.2016
There have been several positive changes in Estonian exports this year says Deputy Governor Ülo Kaasik
Speaking at a conference for industry on Tuesday, Ülo Kaasik said that there have been a series of...
28.09.2016
The economy is becoming more labour-focused says Ardo Hansson
At the Äriplaan 2017 conference on Wednesday, Governor of Eesti Pank Ardo Hansson spoke of the...
30.08.2016
Wage growth slowed in local government administration
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank The growth...
12.08.2016
The labour market improved in the second quarter
Orsolya Soosaar Eesti Panga ökonomist Employment...
08.06.2016
The risk of growth slowing because of the labour market overheating has increased
An improved external environment and higher productivity are boosting economic growth Rising...
13.05.2016
Emigration slowed the decline in the number of people of working age
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank Seasonally...
20.04.2016
Despite weak GDP growth, demand for labour remained strong
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank The rise...
04.03.2016
Wage growth has slowed but remains faster than productivity growth
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank The...
12.02.2016
Unemployment was at the same level in the fourth quarter as a year earlier
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti...
28.01.2016
Ardo Hansson: The loss of market share for the Estonian exporting sector indicates there are problems with competitiveness
In a presentation at the annual conference of the Estonian Economic Association, Ardo Hansson,...
13.11.2015
Slower growth in the economy is not reflected in labour market indicators
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank The share...
20.10.2015
Despite good conditions in the labour market, the number of jobs may be reduced in future
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank Rapid...
01.09.2015
Lower tax rates and prices lifted real wage income
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank Data from...
14.08.2015
Wages and productivity became better aligned in the second quarter
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank Statistics...
14.05.2015
High rates of labour market participation offset the decline in the working age population
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank Annual growth...
08.04.2015
The rapid rise in labour costs may restrict investment opportunities
Orsolya Soosaar and Natalja Viilmann Economists at Eesti...
13.02.2015
Available labour resources are in ever-shorter supply
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank The labour...