Social life

Employment rate at highest for 20 years

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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People with vocational education in Southern Estonia

Eesti Statistika Kvartalikiri. 3/17. Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics Estonia (p. 92)
Koit Meres

The article describes a new dataset that has been compiled from the data available at Statistics Estonia. In the article, only Southern Estonia is observed, but the dataset includes information on entire Estonia.

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Labour market in Southern Estonia

Eesti Statistika Kvartalikiri. 3/17. Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics Estonia (p. 67)
Mihkel Servinski

The purpose of the article is to describe the labour market situation and its developments in Southern Estonia and in Southern Estonian counties and make comparisons to the respective indicators of Estonia as a whole.

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The share of compulsory expenditure in the household budget remains unchanged

news release no 107

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2016, a household member spent an average of 408 euros per month, which is 13 euros more than in 2015. Compulsory expenditure, i.e. unavoidable food and dwelling expenses, accounted for 40% of the household budget, remaining at the level of the previous year.

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Common agricultural policy of the European Union and rural jobs

Majanduse ja tööturu trendid. Economic and Labour Market Trends (p. 147)
Raul Omel

Changes in the society and especially in the economy have shaped both rural economy and rural life as a whole, which has resulted in decreased importance of agriculture both in employment and value added.

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Labour force participation rate at highest for 20 years

news release no 87

According to Statistics Estonia, in the 2nd quarter of 2017, the unemployment rate was 7%, the employment rate 66.9% and the labour force participation rate 72%. Compared to the 2nd quarter of 2016, the employment rate remained on the same level and the labour force participation rate reached its highest level for 20 years.

Labour force participation rate, employment rate, unemployment rate

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Culture

Minifacts about Estonia 2017 (p. 14)

The year 2017 in Estonia has been declared the Children and Youth Year of Culture; keywords of the year are independence and collaboration. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia, a series of events called Children’s Republic are organised.

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Education

Minifacts about Estonia 2017 (p. 16)

At the beginning of the academic year 2016/2017, there were about 222,000 persons enrolled in formal education in Estonia. Over 149,000 of them were enrolled in general education, 25,000 in vocational education and nearly 48,000 in higher education.

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Labour market

Minifacts about Estonia 2017 (p. 22)

In the European Employment Strategy, a goal has been set to raise the employment rate of the population aged 20–64 to at least 75% by 2020. In Estonia, this indicator was higher than 75% in 2007–2008 but dropped during the economic crisis. Estonia reached the goal again in 2015 and in 2016, the employment rate of 20–64-year-olds was 76.6% (80.8% for males and 72.6% for females).

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Culture

Eesti Statistika Kvartalikiri. 2/17. Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics Estonia (p. 51)
Kutt Kommel

In 2016, cultural life in Estonia was fruitful. Cinemas, museums and theatres were visited more often. Cultural services are used more and more on the Internet. Reading media publications and the use of libraries is becoming more electronic and the more wide-spread use of e-books causes the number of printed books to decrease.

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Education

Eesti Statistika Kvartalikiri. 2/17. Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics Estonia (p. 47)
Marti Lillemägi

A well-functioning education system is the foundation of a successful economy and state. The article provides a summary of the more important educational indicators in 2016. The indicators are looked at by education levels and the more significant changes compared to the previous year are highlighted.

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Labour market

Eesti Statistika Kvartalikiri. 2/17. Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics Estonia (p. 60)
Heidy Roosimägi

Year 2016 did not bring major changes in the labour market. Whereas in 2015 the employment rate of working-age population rose by over 2 percentage points, the unemployment rate declined to 6.2% and the labour force participation rate increased by 1.4 percentage points, in 2016 the employment rate rose by 0.4 and the activity rate by 1 percentage point. The unemployment rate was 6.8% in 2016. Nevertheless, Estonia has so far reached two targets of the Europe 2020 employment strategy: the employment rate of people aged 20–64 has exceeded 76% and approximately 45% of the new generation, i.e. 30–34-year-olds, have completed tertiary level education. The share of early leavers from the education system in 2016 was 10.9% (target 9.5%).

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Social exclusion and poverty

Eesti Statistika Kvartalikiri. 2/17. Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics Estonia (p. 56)
Tiiu-Liisa Rummo

This article introduces the possibilities of measuring social exclusion and poverty. A closer look is taken at the trends and expression of poverty in Estonia in 2015 by socio-demographic factors.

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Social protection

Eesti Statistika Kvartalikiri. 2/17. Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics Estonia (p. 29)
Eve Telpt

Social welfare was characterised mainly by growth trends in 2016: the share of pensioners and disabled persons continues to increase, the use of social protection measures is expanding and the expenditure on pensions, allowances and benefits is increasing.

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