27.05.2021
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank

The estimate of the average wage published today by Statistics Estonia shows wage growth accelerating by more than expected. The average wage in the first quarter of this year was 4.9% more than in the first quarter of last year. The... more

03.03.2021
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank

Data from Statistics Estonia show that the average wage was 2.9% higher in the fourth quarter of 2020 than it was at the same time in 2019. The seasonally adjusted average wage was higher than in the third quarter. Wage growth in... 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

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

10.06.2020

Estonia is going through a global pandemic with wide-ranging economic consequences that will leave the economy 10% smaller than it was last year if the virus fades away and restrictions are not re-imposed. The economy has already started to recover as the restrictions that have been introduced... more

27.05.2020
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank

Growth in wages continued to slow at the start of this year as the average wage increased by 4.8% over the year. In March, when the labour market was first affected by the coronavirus crisis, the average wage was lower than a year... more

03.03.2020
Orsolya Soosaar Eesti Panga ökonomist

Wages continue to grow fast, especially given that the purchasing power of households has been helped by lower inflation. Wages rose more slowly at the end of the year though than the 8.2% seen in the third quarter, and data from... more

27.11.2019
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank

Data from Statistics Estonia show that the average gross monthly wage was up 8.2% over the year in the third quarter of 2019. The rapid growth in wages and the recently published estimates of employment and unemployment show that the... more

06.11.2019

The latest financial stability review from Eesti Pank indicates that risks to the financial sector are small. The probability has increased though of the cooling economy making it harder for businesses to make their loan payments.

Governor of Eesti Pank Madis Müller said that the risks... more

28.08.2019
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank

Data from Statistics Estonia show the average gross wage in the second quarter of the year was 1419 euros, which was 7.4% more than a year earlier. The rate of growth was a little slower than in 2018. The growth in wages continues to be... more

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