05.05.2021
The labour market review by experts from Eesti Pank covers developments in the supply and demand of labour in Estonia, and the cost of it in wages. The central bank observes the labour market for two reasons. Firstly, labour is an important production input, as a change in the supply or activity of... more
13.04.2021
  Orsolya Soosaar, Katri Urke, Lauri Matsulevitš, Kaspar Oja Economists at Eesti Pank

The latest labour market review from Eesti Pank shows that employment in Estonia dropped sharply at the start of the pandemic crisis and then remained stable in the second half of last year.... more

15.02.2021
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank

The tighter restrictions placed on businesses in Harjumaa and Ida-Virumaa and the loss of tourists did not cause the labour market to deteriorate in the fourth quarter of 2020. The labour force survey put the unemployment rate at 7.4%,... more

26.11.2020
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank

Data from Statistics Estonia show that the average gross wage was 3.2% larger in the third quarter than it was at the same time a year earlier at 1441 euros. The rebound in economic activity in the summer lifted wages by 4.3% from the... more

18.11.2020
The labour market review by experts from Eesti Pank covers developments in the supply and demand of labour in Estonia, and the cost of it in wages. The central bank observes the labour market for two reasons. Firstly, labour is an important production input, as a change in the supply or activity of... more
13.11.2020
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank

Unemployment rose to 7.7% in the third quarter from 7.1% in the previous quarter as people returned to the labour market. The number in employment was higher too than in the previous quarter, and the rise exceeded the usual seasonal... more

27.10.2020
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank

The labour market review soon to be published by Eesti Pank finds that after a steep drop in employment and a sharp rise in unemployment in the second quarter of 2020, the labour market remained stable during the summer. The contraction... more

07.10.2020
The spread of the coronavirus from the start of the year had a major impact on the performance of the Estonian economy and of the economy of the whole world. Although the economic decline in many countries was less than was forecast at the first peak of the crisis, the economy of the euro area... more
29.09.2020

The contraction in the Estonian economy in the second quarter was smaller than had been feared, but a new outbreak of the coronavirus will push the recovery of the economy further into the future. Once the restrictions introduced under the emergency situation were lifted, the economy started to... more

27.08.2020
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank

Data from Statistics Estonia show that the average wage was 1% higher in the second quarter than it was at the same time a year earlier. The seasonally adjusted average wage was lower than in the first quarter. The lowest point in the... more

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