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
  • Growth in the economy will be around 3.5% in 2018-2019, but it will slow to 2.5% in 2020
  • Inflation will start to slow to 2.9% in 2018, 2.5% in 2019, and 1.9% in 2020
  • Wage growth will remain fast until 2020 at around 6-7%
  • The low level of investment by companies... more
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
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
Working Papers of Eesti Pank 12/2017 Katalin Bodnar, Ludmila Fadejeva, Stefania Iordache, Liina Malk, Desislava Paskaleva, Jurga Pesliakaitė, Nataša Todorović Jemec, Peter Tóth and Robert Wyszyński* We study the transmission channels for rises in the minimum wage using a unique firm-... more
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank

The average gross monthly wage was 1201 euros in the third quarter of 2017 and its rate of annual growth rose to 7.4% from 6.8% in the second quarter. Reasons why wage growth has increased include faster inflation, which has raised the... more

  • The current rate of growth in the economy cannot be maintained for long
  • The growth in corporate investment and profits is a positive change
  • There is increased upwards pressure on labour costs
  • There is a danger of overheating in the construction sector, which... more
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank
  • Growth in wages picked up and was close to the average rate of 2016
  • Real wages  grew more slowly because of inflation
  • Wage growth is being boosted by strong demand for labour

The average gross... more

Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank
  • Economic activity picked up and productivity growth increased at the same time that wage growth slowed
  • The fastest wage growth in the industrial sector was in construction and oil shale
  • Wage growth is slower in... more
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank
  • The alignment of growth in labour productivity and in wages improved in the second half of 2016 as growth accelerated in productivity and slowed a little in wages
  • Whether companies can improve their profitability as... more
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