14.11.2018
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank

Labour market data published on Wednesday show that unemployment remains low and shortages of labour are biting. The share of people in work varies widely across regions however, and there is most space for creating new jobs in Ida-... more

13.11.2018
Rasmus Kattai Economist at Eesti Pank

Each quarter this year, some seven per cent of employees have left their current employer at their own request and started to work for someone else. In a broad sense this means that over a year, one employee in four moves to look for... more

30.10.2018
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
25.10.2018
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank

Growth in the economy slowed in the first half of 2018 and signs of this were evident in the labour market, with employment growing more slowly than in 2017 for example. There are still a lot of vacant positions in the economy, but they... more

28.08.2018
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank
  • Wage growth was slowed by the effect of the tax reform, which changed how holiday pay is paid out and raised the average net wage

  • Upwards pressure on wages remains high

  • Wage inequality and poverty... more
14.08.2018
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank
  • The share of employers who cite labour shortages as the main factor limiting production is on the increase
  • Companies’ employment expectations are increasing only in the industrial sector
  • The share of white-... more
30.05.2018
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... more
29.05.2018
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank
  • Growth in the gross wages of people earning minimum wage was slowed down by lower negotiated wages, but net wages increased considerably owing to the income tax reform
  • The cut in income tax initially benefited employees... more
15.05.2018
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank
  • The growth in employment has been boosted by a rise in the number of entrepreneurs
  • The Work Ability Reform raised unemployment by less than forecast as demand for labour is strong
  • The number of people of working... more
13.04.2018
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank
  • For the first time in many years, labour productivity increased faster than labour costs in 2017
  • A larger share of the working age population participate in the labour market in Estonia than in other countries in Europe... more
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