12.06.2019

The Estonian economy will grow by 3.3% this year and 2.1% next. Growth in the economy will slow as export markets are weaker than before and there are still shortages of labour in Estonia. Wages will continue to rise despite the slower economic growth, but they will do so at a lower rate. Rising... more

03.06.2019
The labour market review by experts from Eesti Pank covers developments in the supply, demand and prices of labour in Estonia. 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 labour can... more
29.05.2019
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank

Statistics Estonia finds that the average gross wage in the first quarter of this year was 1341 euros a month, which is up 7.9% on a year earlier. The average wage has been rising faster in the public sector than in the private sector... more

15.05.2019
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank

Employment increased by 1.7% in the first quarter of 2019, while unemployment was at 4.7%, which is very low. Although a fall in confidence in foreign trading partners indicates the economy may be cooling, this has not yet had any... more

29.04.2019
Working Papers of Eesti Pank 2/2019  We use firm-level survey data from 25 EU countries to analyse how firms adjust their labour costs (employment, wages and hours) in response to shocks. We develop a theoretical model to understand how firms choose between different ways to adjust their... more
23.04.2019
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank

Growth in the economy was faster in Estonia in the second half of 2018 than expected, and as a result, demand for labour increased. The labour market remained hot: wage growth picked up pace, people switched jobs often, and corporate... more

11.04.2019
Ülo Kaasik Deputy Governor of Eesti Pank

The Estonian economy has been one of the fastest growing in Europe in the past three years, and although that growth will slow this year, the labour market will not cool down so much, said Ülo Kaasik, Deputy Governor of Eesti Pank, to... more

01.03.2019
Natalja Viilmann Economist at Eesti Pank

Data from Statistics Estonia put the yearly growth in the average gross wage at 8.9% in the final quarter of last year. This was mainly because of special bonuses, which were one third larger than a year earlier. Wage growth continues... more

14.02.2019
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank

Unemployment fell in the final quarter of last year to 4.4% in Estonia, which is the same low level as in the economic boom. As the unemployment figure has fallen however, so the indicators for the functioning of the labour market have... more

19.12.2018
The Estonian Economy and Monetary Policy is an Eesti Pank review released four times a year that summarises the main recent events in the global and Estonian economies. Twice a year, in June and December, the review also contains the forecast for the Estonian economy for the current year and the... more
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