No major changes in the labour market
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.
Sotsiaaltrendid. 7. Social TrendsHow 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.
Last year every fifth person in Estonia lived in relative poverty
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.