Social life

No major changes in the labour market

news release no 19

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2016, the unemployment rate was 6.8%, the employment rate 65.6% and the labour force participation rate 70.4%. Within a year, 8,300 additional people entered the labour market, which mainly results from the decrease in the number of inactive persons. Compared to 2015, the number of inactive people in the labour market has decreased by 9,700 persons.

Diagram: Labour force participation rate, employment rate, unemployment rate

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Sotsiaaltrendid. 7. Social Trends

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How stratified is the society in Estonia? How are resources distributed? The aim of the publication is to provide a multi-dimensional overview on and an analysis of social inequality in the society of Estonia. The analysis focuses on material inequality and stratification in the society, but attention is also paid to the distribution of educational, cultural and health resources and to the existence of social resources. Indicators which are comparable over time help to follow the changes that have occurred and the related influence factors, providing a better insight into what is going in the society.
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Last year every fifth person in Estonia lived in relative poverty

news release no 140

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2015, 21.3% of the Estonian population lived in relative poverty and 3.9% in absolute poverty. The overall percentage of people living in relative poverty decreased 0.3 percentage points compared to the previous year, the percentage of people living in absolute poverty decreased 2.4 percentage points.

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Eesti piirkondlik areng. 2016. Regional Development in Estonia

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This is an analytical publication on regional development in Estonia, focusing on the level of counties and local government units. In 2016, the publication analyses developments in public health, including the demographic, economic and social trends in rural areas. As usual, the publication follows the achievement of the targets set in the Regional Development Strategy of Estonia. The interpretation of the data is facilitated by the inclusion of the definitions of the main indicators, and methodological explanations. The publication includes a table with the key indicators of local government units.
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The number of persons active in the labour market continued increasing

news release no 125

According to Statistics Estonia, the unemployment rate was 7.5% and the employment rate was 66.5% in the 3rd quarter of 2016. The labour force participation rate increased by 1 percentage point compared to the same quarter of the previous year and the number of inactive working-age people is on a downtrend.

Diagram: Number of persons inactive in labour market by age group, 3rd quarter, 2007–2016

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