News releases 2017

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Employment and unemployment, 3rd quarter 2017

news release no 119

According to Statistics Estonia, in the 3rd quarter of 2017, the employment rate was 68.3%, the unemployment rate 5.2% and the labour force participation rate 72%. Compared to the 3rd quarter of 2016, the unemployment rate fell and the employment rate reached its highest level for 20 years.

Employment rate by sex and age group, 3rd quarter, 2013–2017

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Foreign trade, September 2017

news release no 118

According to Statistics Estonia, in the 3rd quarter, compared to the 3rd quarter of the previous year, exports grew 4% and imports 6%. Compared to the 1st and 2nd quarter of 2017, trade slowed in the 3rd quarter.

Estonia’s foreign trade by month, 2015–2017

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Consumer price index, October 2017

news release no 117

According to Statistics Estonia, the change of the consumer price index in October 2017 was -0.2% compared to September 2017 and 3.8% compared to October of the previous year.

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Accommodation, September 2017

news release no 116

According to Statistics Estonia, 281,400 tourists used the services of accommodation establishments in September 2017, i.e. 10% more than in September 2016. The number of both foreign and domestic tourists increased.

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